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Before you turn these paps you
uiant to know about a feuj essential things, such as
TIME OF SHIPMENT. WHEN TO PLANT. TERMS. ETC.
IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through the summer
and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to those who simply MUST
have the plants early, but it is obviously impossible for us to deliver
thousands of orders at the outset. During July and August we will
ship constantly in the sequence as received. Your success is assured
if planted any time during this period, but early ordering is advisable
to avoid stock being sold short.
TULIPS, DAFFODILS, DUTCH IRIS, HYACINTHS, CROCUS, will be de-
livered during September and October. That is the proper time to
plant them, but orders should be placed as early as possible — they
will be filled in rotation and some kinds always sell out fast. No bulb
orders accepted after October 15th.
TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express, whichever we
deem most expedient. Be sure to state your express office if different
from postal address.
TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money order. We
do not advise the enclosure of currency with your order. No C.O.D.
shipments — this adds to cost and involves red tape for you and for us.
WE GUARANTEE all plants and bulbs to be true to name, top quality and
size, free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and
healthy condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied,
please notify us promptly.
No Shipments Made During the Spring Months.
GARDENS, SILVERTON, ORE.
This catalog is free to all customers of
record over a two-year period, otherwise
copies may be obtained for 25c and this
amount deducted from first order.
BBff Tines MIO!
To all old friends and to the many new ones we
hope to make, we are happy to present this — our
19th — annual catalog.
May you find pleasure in seeing pictured many
of today's best IRISES, and a wide array of splen-
did TULIPS, DAFFODILS, HYACINTHS and other
spring-flowering bulbs. Our business has been
built upon the continued confidence of customers
in all parts of the United States and Canada.
Pages 4 to 26
Pages 27 to 35
Pages 40 to 47
Five ntw mists
Are presented this year . . . three by Dr. R. E. Klein-
sorge, whose Daybreak, Tobacco Road, Arctic, Bryce
Canyon, Ranger, Old Parchment, Cascade Splendor,
Grand Canyon, Ormohr and many, many others have
brought him fame in the Iris world. Also, this year, we
bring you a new "black" Iris from Col. J. C. Nicholls,
well known hybridizer of Ithaca, N. Y., and a matchless
white one from Edgar Beck, of Chattanooga, Tennes-
see. We know that you will like them all.
SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $20.00
Illustrated on the cover. A deep tan or sand-brown self,
imposing in size and manner of growth, with extra
broad falls and beautiful form. The immense buds un-
fold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many to the
stem, and they hold their deep soft colors over a long
period of time. There is enough ruffling to give the big
blooms that gracefulness often missing in such large
Irises. 40 inches.
GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $20.00
Sometimes we are inclined to consider this the most
outstanding Iris this breeder has thus far produced. If
some of the others were not quite so good, we would
be quite positive! It is a solid copper-brown self, with
a metallic undertone that makes it glisten in the sun.
Compared to Bryce Canyon it is much darker, richer,
and appears brown rather than terra-cotta in tone. Bold
and commanding in appearance, with tall stems and
BLACK BANNER (Nicholls, 1947) Each $10.00
A velvety, intensely colored near black, sleek and rich
in its midnight hue, with practically solid dark hafts.
Col. Nicholls produced this Iris several seasons back,
and it has been seen in several Eastern collectors' gar-
dens. We are fortunate to be named as its introducer.
The flowers are large and it has increased rapidly in
ROSE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $20.00
The picture above is a very close likeness, although
the Iris is actually more pink than this would indicate.
When fully opened it is very pink indeed, a luscious
color remindful of a ripe watermelon except for the
slight coppery tints. About three feet in height, a strong
grower, well branched. Unlike any other near-pinks
in this catalog. Very few plants.
SOUTHERN SNOW (Beck, 1947) Each $10.00
Just before entering the army Mr. Beck sent this fine
white Iris to us for trial. We have grown it and bloomed
it alongside all of the famous new whites in our collec-
tion and have had it in established 2-year clumps. It is
magnificent! Quite early, the standards and falls are
both full and broad, very heavy in texture, as white as
purity itself. All who have seen it have urged its intro-
duction. Height 3 feet and over.
ACTION FRONT (Cook, 1942) Each $4.00
A huge flower of glowing deep coppery red, with extra broad falls
and solidly colored haft. Beard is brilliant yellow. A grand grower,
with strong stalks and heavy foliage. Height 3 feet.
ALADDIN'S WISH (Murawksa, 1945) Each $8.00
A singularly different Iris, the whole flower is a lovely shade of
blue with brushings of cream radiating through the blossom, like
the first rays of the sun breaking through a lightly overcast dawn.
The colors seem to be brushed or marbled on, rather than blended.
Large, tall, and very popular.
ALASTOR (Spender, 1940) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
One of the very few exceptional Irises originated in England just
prior to the outbreak of the war. This is a beautiful flower in deep
pink tones, vivid and alive, with golden center and a golden hazel-
brown haft. AM AIS, 1941.
ALBA SUPERB A (J. Sass, 1943) Each $15.00
The newest and best white from the Sass gardens. A huge pure
white flower with domed standards and flaring falls, thick sub-
stance and well-branched stalks. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943.
ALLUMEUSE (Gage, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A great improvement over the old variety Sir Michael. Falls are
sort of mahogany-red, standards bright violet-blue with bronze
cast. Center is fiery orange, due especially to the golden beard.
40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1938.
ALPINE GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each $7.50
Large flower of subdued rose tones, bordering on lilac or pale
violet. It has a slaty overcast, suggesting the soft colors of moun-
tain valleys at sundown. The beard is gold and there is some
brown shading on the haft. A sturdy and well-branched stalk 40
inches tall holds the self-colored blossoms well aloft. Petals are
crimped like an Oriental Poppy. HM AIS, 1946. See page 7.
AMIGO (Williamson, 1934) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. It is one
of the most popular varieties of all time and in 1945 was given
a special award by the English Iris Society. Standards are clear
light violet-blue, falls intense violet-purple edged the color of the
standards. 34 inches tall, a fine grower and good reliable bloomer.
HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1938. Turn the page.
AND THOU (Graves, 1942) Each $4.00
A self of palest Wedgwood-blue, with a deeper blue flush in the
center of the bloom. Beard deep blue, tipped white. Strong stalks
with good branching, bearing large rounded flowers. 40 inches
tall. HM AIS, 1942.
ANGELUS (Egelberg, 1937) - Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
In color a bright light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just
below the lemon beard. Throughout the center there is a delicate
infusion of lemon-yellow. Large, husky stems, 3 feet tall, very
late. HM AIS, 1939.
ANITRA (H. Sass, 1936) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A silvery sky blue, pure in color, of great size and beautiful form.
Particularly effective and strikingly blue in late afternoon and
early evening. Midseason, average height.
ARAB CHIEF (Whiting, 1944) Each $6.00
An Iris of rich and brilliant coloring — very near to burnt orange
in effect. It is a pure self of intense color value, of large size,
pleasing form and has exceptionally vigorous growing and bloom-
ing habits. HM AIS, 1946.
ARCTIC (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Here is one of the most beautiful and best Iris originated by this
famous raiser of notable seedlings. A huge white and gold flower
of perfect form, with ruffled but closed standards and broad falls
that are as smooth as white enamel. There is an area of bright
yellow throughout the center of the flower and the standards have
a creamy tint. Established plants will produce spikes four feet
and over in height, with as many as six open foamy flowers at one
time. HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942. See above and also page 3.
ARIANE (Cayeux, 1935) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This is an unusual plicata, much more blue than white, somewhat
on the order of Florentine but with a heavier and darker blue
ground. A very fine, large and well-formed Iris, it will prove
something different for those who like plicatas.
AUBANEL (Cayeux, 1935) Each $1.00
This pink blend from France is one of the loveliest Irises ever re-
ceived from that country and one of the nearest to pink in color.
It is large and well formed, sort of shimp-pink with a good deal
of yellow in the center. Very limited stock.
AVONDALE (H. Sass, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Subdued shades of violet and copper, with a very vivid orange
beard and inner glow. Has been referred to as Fuchsia colored.
A popular variety that blooms extra late and succeeds everywhere.
Height 32 inches.
AZTEC COPPER (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A rare and subtle blend of smoky violets and delicate coppers, blended
and washed together in lovely harmony so as to baffle description.
Positively huge, with broad hafts and leathery substance, wonderfully
branched. 36 to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1940.
AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943) Each $5.00
Originally called "Summer Skies" by Mrs. Pattison, the originator, this
is a self of pale azure-blue with firm domed standards and flaring, almost
horizontal — foils. The flowers are beautifully ruffled and have wide
hafts, surmounted by a white beard. Declared by many to be the most
lovely of all light blue Iris to date. 36 inches. AM AIS, 1945.
BALMUNG (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Just about the finest, in our opinion, of all the Sass series of yellow
plicatas. The ground color is a definite yellow and the markings are
peppered on in cinnamon-brown. Note the illustration — it is a perfect
likeness. Much larger than others of this series, with tall stems and good
habits. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. Shown on page 8.
BANDMASTER (Hall, 1944) Each $7.50
A very large vigorous growing and free blooming medium blue, a few
shades lighter than The Admiral and deeper than Great Lakes. The color
holds up unusually well. Immense foliage and heavy stems 36 to 40
inches tall. HM AIS, 1944.
BATAAN (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $5.00
This is a very dark blend of coppery plum, henna and rich brown. Freshly
opened flowers exhibit a pronounced henna cast, some of which is missing
in the illustration on page 13. Distinctive and attractive shape and
something apart from the usual run in Iris colors. Height 3 feet or
BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, 1942) Each $4.00; 3 for $10.00
For the fourth successive year this magnificent new yellow has gained in
popularity until it just misses being among the first ten in the list of
100 best Iris. Absolutely perfect in form, on stems that average three
feet and over, well branched, and with flowers of very rich solid yellow,
it is regarded by many judges as the world's finest yellow Iris. HM AIS,
1944; AM, 1946.
BUCKSKIN (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Bearing a most appropriate title, this Iris is the best tan in our
collection. The stalks rise to a height of four feet, bearing many
great blooms with large closed standards and wide flaring falls.
Makes a fine companion to the blue of Great Lakes.
BUFF AWN (Andrews, 1940) Each $1.00
If you are looking for an Iris of unusual coloring and with the
most brilliant tangerine beard, this is it. A soft pinkish buff self,
hard to describe, set off with a very red-orange beard. Nicely
shaped, prolific bloomer and attracts wide attention.
CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitch., 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
By all odds the best value in a yellow Iris at anywhere near the
price. It is an easy grower and free bloomer, a deep glittering
yellow of very large size and surpasses everything in its color ex-
cept the recent novelties. Terrific demand last year reduced our
stock somewhat . . . please order early.
CAMEROUN (Cayeux, 1938) Each $2.50
A but little known French Iris of velvety blackish hue, one of the
best we have ever grown. The blooms are huge, almost black, with
a beautiful sheen and very broad falls. Our stock is limited.
BERMUDA SAND (Hall, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A glorified and gigantic Jean Cayeux, both standards and falls heavily
ruffled. Deeper in color than Jean Cayeux, a light coffee-tan with a
glint of gold. Freshly opened blooms are reddish gold. Strong growing
with broad foliage and sturdy bloom stalks.
BEVERLY (Laphcrm, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Decidedly pink in tone, this rapidly increasing and floriferous Iris is most
suitable for garden effect. Blooms are of good size, well shaped, and
have a distinct edge of golden brown. Heavy yellow beard, slight gold
BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, 1945) Each $15.00
"Black as pitch," says the introducer. A rich, silky, ebony blue-black,
the effect of which is intensified by a very solid haft and a blackish blue
beard. Medium in height, with flaring falls. A very startling new intro-
duction. HM AIS, 1946.
BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, 1942) Each $7.50
An entirely different plicata, clean sparkling white with an all-over pat-
tern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered on the white
background in an even manner, rather than in the familiar buttonhole-
stitch style. The flowers are extremely large and full. Certainly one of
the most outstanding Irises of the post few seasons. AM AIS, 1942;
AM 1944. See page 8.
BROWN BOY (Salbach, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Standards coppery orange; falls brownish orange; a seedling of Copper
Lustre and Radiant. Not very tall, it makes a good subject for fore-
ground planting where brilliant color is desired.
BRUNHILDE (Salbach, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Very dark uniform violet self, including an unusual blue beard. A most
regal Iris of great color intensity, with splendid stems and widely flaring
BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00
A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self colored and so named
because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of one of
America's most famous tourist attractions. It has especially broad hafts,
large rounded falls and finely held standards. Picture on inside front
cover is a good likeness. This Iris achieved instant popularity; in the
1946 symposium it ranked in tenth position! HM AIS, 1945. Early
CAPTAIN WELLS (Cook, 1941) Each $4.00
Deep glossy maroon-purple; a large, rich, solidly colored self, neat
and finished in appearance. There are no haft markings and beard
is a subdued bronze-yellow. Possesses a wonderful "shine" or gloss
that gives it life despite its unusoal darkness. HM AIS, 1942; AM,
CAROLINE BURR (Smith, 1940) Each $3.50
Cool ivory with an odd cast of soft and elusive green. Large and well
proportioned, from three to four feet tall, splendidly branched. Truly
something different in a cream or white Iris and one of Kenneth
Smith's finest varieties. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942.
CARVED IVORY (Essig) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Large creamy ivory self, with thick petals, rounded form, about three
feet in height. A California introduction and especially fine there
and in the South.
CASA MORENA (DeForest, 1943) Each $10.00
Large flowers — yes, extra large — of deep, glistening, rich brown.
Same solid color on standards and falls.. Styles yellowish; beard
brownish orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an en-
tirely new, rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture
of this below . . . the picture, of course, is much reduced in size.
Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946.
CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each $15.00
Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy stalk
40 inches tall and bearing up to ten flowers. The ruffling is more
pronounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is most un-
usual in so large an Iris. It blooms quite late. Withdrawn last year
to build up stock but we have a fair supply again this year. HM AIS,
1945. See page 3 for an excellent kodachrome of this flower.
CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, 1944)
One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beautifully formed,
both standards and falls waved at the edges. It is pure chamois in
color, standards and falls identical, the beard yellow, tipped bronze.
There are no veinings or markings of any kind; the petals have a soft,
satiny finish and glisten with myriad frosty particles. We are certain
that you will find this Iris different from any other you have ever seen.
HM AIS, 1945.
gooleyt GARDEN CATALOG
THE 1947 OFFICIAL AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY
LIST OF 100 MOST POPULAR IRIS
Compiled by Kenneth D. Smith and Selected by 123 Accredited Judges of the
American Iris Society.
Varieties in Order of £ s
Numerical Average 2oS
L Great Lakes. '38 1
2. Ola Kala. '43 6
3. Elmohr. '42 2
4. Chivalry. '44 10
5. Prairie Sunset. '39 4
6. Blue Shimmer. '42 13
7. Tobacco Road. '42 15
3. Master Charles. '43 47
9. Sable. '38 5
10. Bryce Canyon. *44
11. Berkeley Gold. '42 11
12. Violet Symphony. '40 14
13. Daybreak. '41 3
14. Wabash. '36 8
15. Azure Skies. '43 30
16. Amigo. '34 9
17. Spun Gold. '40 7
18. Casa Morena. '43 19
19. Snow Flurry. "39 27
20. Katherine Fay. '45
21. Mulberry Rose. '41 43
22. Moonlight Madonna. '43 34
23. Golden Fleece. '40 22
24. Deep Velvet. '39 12
25. Ranger. '44 74
26. Solid Mahogany. '44 37
27. Lake George. '45
28. Francelia. '44 20
29. Pink Reflection. '42 24
30. Rocket. '45
31. Remembrance. '42 26
32. Red Valor. '36 36
33. Lady Mohr. '44 61
34. Extravaganza. '44 35
35. Tiffanja. *42 31
36. Fair Elaine. '38 18
37. Lord Dongan. '40 21
38. Captain Wells. '41 16
39. Chantilly. '45
40. Jasmine. '44
41. The Admiral. '41 40
42. Lake Breeze. '45
43. Indiana Night. '41 33
44. Blue Rhythm. '45
4?. The Red Douglas. '37 32
46. Goldbeater. '44
47. White Wedgewood. '43 25
48. Golden Majesty. '38 23
49. Grand Canyon. '41 55
50. City of Lincoln. '37 29
Varieties in Order of ^ S
Numerical Average Z£
51. Bandmaster. '44 59
52. Sunset Serenade. '43 45
53. Snow Carnival. '42 69
54. Chamois. '44
57. Los Angeles. '27 28
56. Cascade Splendor. '45
57. Old Parchment. '39 38
58. Stardom. '41 50
59. Firecracker. '43 81
60. Ming Yellow. '38 : 51
61. Caroline Burr. '40 17
62. Sharkskin. '42 68
63. Suzette. '45
64. Dreamcastle. '43 48
65. Minnie Colquitt. '42 86
66. Redwyne. '45
67. Cloudcastle. '44 66
68. Garden Glory. '43
69. Golden Treasure. '36 64
70. Misty Gold. '43
71. Gloriole. '33 39
72. China Maid. '36 42
73. Christabel. '36 76
74. Ormohr. '37 73
75. Mary Vernon. '42
76. Mellowglow. *42 89
77. And Thou. '42
78. Nightfall. '42 85
79. Elsa Sass. '39 53
80. Spindrift. '44
81. Arctic. '40 49
82. Louise Blake. '43 79
83. Brown Thrasher. '41 63
84. Snow Velvet. '42 99
85. Display. '42 97
86. Treasure Island. '37
87. Angelus. '37 80
88. Garden Flame. '43
89. Missouri. '33 70
90. Red Gleam. '39
91. Redward. '42
92. Mount Hermon. '45
93. Shining Waters. '33 41
94. Harriet Thoreau. '44
95. Alba Superba. '43 60
96. California Peach. '41 67
97. Priscilla. '42
98. Matterhorn. '38 62
99. Pink Ruffles. '40 90
100. Anne Newhard. '40 56
CULTURE OF BEARDED IRIS
From the book "IRISES" by F. F. Rockwell
Published by the Macmillan Company, New York
The amateur gardener interested in Irises
will have seen it stated again and again that
they are among the easiest of all plants to
grow. Even some books on the subject dis-
miss their culture with but a paragraph or
It is true that Irises are exceptionally easy
to grow if — but the "if" covers several
points of such vital importance that it is
as easy to fail with Irises if these require
ments are not met as it is easy to succeed
with them when they are.
Moreover, it is one thing merely to get
Irises to grow but quite another to get
them to thrive so vigorously that they will
give freely and fully the marvelous beauty
which over a long period should be their
contribution to the garden. Anyone who
plans to grow even a few Irises should not
be content to achieve merely indifferent
results, especially as real success is to be had
with little or no more labor by providing
conditions which will keep the plants really
Soil and Fertilizers. Most Irises will sue-
ceed well in any type of soil from almost
pure sand to stiff clay. I have grown the
bearded and beardless types in these two
extremes and in every soil between them.
I have seen them growing in very light,
sandy loam and in really heavy soil, both in
the same garden. I have grown some
species of the bulbous Iris in light, sandy
soil as well as in fairly heavy loam.
Where one may choose, a medium
heavy, fairly well enriched soil — in other
words, ordinary good garden soil — is to
be preferred. The advantage of a heavy
soil is that it will maintain the food supply
necessary for continuous good bloom sea-
son after season better than really light
soil. Its disadvantage is that it may incline
to be too wet, especially in a rainy season.
Light, sandy soil, on the other hand, has
the advantage of thorough drainage, but
the disadvantage of quickly dissipating the
food supply. A well drained porous me-
dium loam well supplied with humus com-
bines the advantages and eliminates the
disadvantages of both the preceding types.
Fertilizer. Sheep manure, tankage, and
many other fertilisers good for most garden
flowers are rather too rich in nitrogen for
Irises. They result in a lush but soft
growth of the foliage and poorer rather
than better bloom. They may be employed
temporarily as a mild stimulus as the buds
are forming but should not be used to any
extent throughout the season. I have used
with great success in preparing the ground
for Irises both bone meal (both coarse and
fine, mixing half and half) and a generous
quantity of wood ashes; either of these
supplies a little but sufficient nitrogen and
plenty of phosphoric acid and potash in
such form as to become gradually available
through two or three years, by the end of
which time the clumps usually need re-
planting. Three or four quarts of bone meal
mixture is sufficient for a bed 5 feet wide
by 20 feet long. The wood ashes may be
put in to a depth of one-half inch or so.
Both should be thoroughly forked into the
soil before planting. Other fertilisers of
various kinds are frequently advocated by
Iris growers, but I have never found any-
thing else necessary in preparing the soil.
How and When to Plant. Don't plant
bearded Iris in a deeply shaded situation.
They love the sun, and while they will
grow well enough in heavy shade they will
not bloom well. The roots of trees and large
shrubs rob the soil of moisture and plant
food, and so this must also be taken into
account when deciding where the Iris
are to go. Light shade is a satisfactory and
sometimes an advantageous adjunct, pro-
viding the soil is not sapped by tree roots.
After the flowering season, in June and
July, the new offsets or rhizomes are fairly
well developed and if removed and planted
at that time or during the next few months
will generally bloom the following spring.
The rhizomes are in a semi-dormant state
during these months, and when detached
and replanted in moist soil will immediately
put out new rootlets and commence to
In sections of the country where the
climate is very arid and no means of pro-
viding moisture are readily at hand, plant-
ing should be deferred until late summer or
early fall rains are in the offing. Once
established the Iris can withstand drouth
much better than almost any other peren-
Where the winters come fairly early, or
where temperatures drop into the low
freezing bracket, it is of prime importance
that Iris planting be done early enough so
that the new plant has an opportunity to
put out root growth and become anchored
against the possibility of heaving out of
the ground. In such climates a mulch of
coarse material such as corn stalks, salt hay,
and so on, should be applied shortly after
the ground freezes, and removed as soon
as the plants show signs of spring growth.
When setting a new rhizome, spread out
the small roots well down in the ground,
firm the soil about them, and have the
rhizome or bulb-like portion of the plant
just below the soil level. We usually cover
it from a half inch to an inch, the latter
depth when planting late in the season.
If the plants are to be left in the same
position for several seasons, they may be
planted a distance of two feet apart. After
the first year the planting will no longer
appear sparce, and even at three feet the
space will rapidly fill up. If an immediate
effect is desired, the rhizomes may be set in
groups of three or four of a kind, spaced
eight or ten inches each way. These
groups should then be separated by from
two to four feet. If you are buying a col-
lection of different varieties, one plant each,
it would be well to give each sort plenty of
room and not too close to neighboring va-
rieties unless the colors harmonize. Where
space is limited and one wants a wide va-
riety of color, they may be planted a foot
apart in a straight or staggered row.
If the ground is dry at planting time,
pour enough water into the hole to settle
the dirt about the roots. See that the sur-
face does not cake after it dries off, and
then keep the plants well cultivated, light-
ly, but to retain the moisture. Watering
should not be done unless the ground
appears to be getting quite dry, as too much
moisture will sometimes cause rot and in
some instances will promote excessive
growth before winter and results in the
bloom center being killed off by spring
frosts. This is an explanation of some new-
ly set Irises failing to bloom the first spring,
but growing well enough otherwise.
INSECTS AND DISEASE
Root Rot. Of the few diseases attacking
the Iris, so-called root rot is the worst.
This is a soft rot or decay which in its ad-
vanced stages reduces the entire rhizome
to a putrid mass. This is usually indicated
first by the sudden falling of a fan of
leaves, which, when taken hold of comes
away easily from the decayed rhizome.
Heavy, wet soil, over watering, wet sea-
sons, old crowded plants and possibly the
presence of borers, all tend to create con-
ditions favorable to the development of
the root rot.
Usually the rhizome can be saved if the
rot is noticed in time. Entirely cut out the
rot back to sound tissue and disinfect the
wound with potassium permanganate — one
level teaspoon of the crystals to one quart
of water. If the rot has made much head-
way, it may be best to take the plant up,
clean and treat it and replant.
Iris Leaf Spot. This is usually indicated
by spotting of the leaves which have some
what the appearance of a case of measles.
While not fatal, it causes the plants to be-
come unsightly and tends to lessen their
vigor. If the diseased leaves are cut off
and burned as soon as noticed, or the upper
third or half of the foliage removed en-
tirely if the disease is general, this will
usually control it as the new fall growth is
likely to be normally healthy. Spraying or
dusting with any copper or Bordeaux solu-
tion is helpful in preventing leaf spot from
spreading to uninfected plants.
Iris Borer. This pest, while fortunately
not prevalent in all parts of the country, is
one of the most dreaded troubles of the Iris
lover. While there has not yet been de-
veloped any quick, sure method of com-
plete control, the ravages of the borer may
be satisfactorily checked in most home gar-
dens by taking the following steps: The
first conspicuous sign of danger is likely to
be the nicked leaf edges. Examine care-
fully to detect small borers within the foli-
age, as indicated by the green puncture
spots; the tips of individual leaves may be
cut off and burned. Afterward, watch
carefully for any signs of a borer lower
down. As they become larger, their pres-
ence in the foliage is more readily detected.
When small, they may be crushed by ]
squeezing the leaf between thumb and
finger; when larger, they may be killed
with^a wire. Little or no damage is done
to the plants by the eating of the leaves.
After flowering, if plants are being
transplanted, any borers in the roots will
almost certainly be seen if the roots are
shaken out or washed off and examined.
Sawdust-like exudations from the hole
where the borer entered are easily seen; he
may either be cut out, or killed where he is
with a stiff wire. I think the former method
preferable, as the roots may then be
cleaned, freed from the mass of moist pro-
duct, and treated with permanganate solu-
tion (described under root rot), and safely
planted. A thorough forking over of the
soil when replanting is done later, is likely
to destroy any pupae.
Plants in the open garden, free to wind
and sun, are not so likely to be bothered
by the borer as they are in closed places,
near walls or hedges, or growing with
other plants in a border. I have never
known of any serious injury from the
borer in a commercial planting in an open
field, but have heard occasional damages
A NEW BOOK ON IRISES
The American Iris Society is now preparing for publication a new and up-to-date book
on Irises. Among the contributors are such famous writers and Iris authorities as John
C. Wister, Richardson Wright, B. Y. Morrison, J. Marion Shull, and others. It will
cover a most complete range of information on the subject, including the various spe-
cies, and will be liberally illustrated. The permanently bound volume is priced at $2.50;
paper binding is $1.50. Delivery date is set for fall of 1947.
Join the American Iris Society, membership in which will bring you four meaty
bulletins per year. The Society offers the new book "Irises" as a bonus for only 50c in
addition to the regular $3.00 annual dues — $3.50 in all. Send your remittance to us, we
will do the rest.
CHANTILLY (Hall, 1945) Each $12.00
A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and falls are
so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the appearance of
being edged with lace of a lighter shade than the rest of the flower.
From the same line of breeding as the famous Flamingo Pinks.
36-inch stems, strong and well branched. HM AIS, 1945.
CHEERIO (Ayres, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
In the red class it has no peer at the same price. It is tall, vigorous,
dependable, and a striking red Iris in the garden. Not as red as
some of the new ones, but remains one of the most popular sorts
in our catalog.
CHINA MAID (Milliken, 1936) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Gigantic pink blend, with copper and gold tones smoothly blended
into a harmonious whole. The effect is a luscious pink. A rampant
grower, producing stalks that reach four feet, with a myriad of
.delightfully formed big flowers. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939.
CHIPPEWA (Salbach, 1943) Each $2.50
A new plicata in very deep yellow tones and a rather different
form remindful of an oncocyclus hybrid. Standards clear deep
yellow with slight brown markings near the haft. Falls yellow,
very heavily suffused and dotted brown. Strong yellow beard.
CHRISTABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 75c
Continues to hold its own with the newest red introductions. It is
brilliant and very red in effect, glorious as a garden clump. Almost
a self, smoothly finished, large in size and about three feet in
height. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. Very limited stock.
CITY OF LINCOLN (H. Sass, 1936) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true variegatas.
Clear golden yellow standards, broad fiery red falls, startling in
their contrast. When well grown on an established plant it is un-
beatable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1939.
CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) Each $7.00
Exquisite Wistaria-blue with mauve undertone, a very large and
majestic Iris. The falls are slightly waved and ruffled, broad and
widely flaring. A fit companion to Azure Skies, taller and more
on the mauve side than blue. HM AIS, 1944.
COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk., 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has resulted
not only from the odd and beautiful copper tone of its flowers,
but also from the foct that it performs well in all sections of the
country. It positively glows in its bright copper, gold, and pinkish
tan blendings. Dykes Medal, 1938.
COPPER PINK (Kellogg, 1941) Each $3.00
Big pink blend with coppery suffusion at the haft. There is some
blue shading on the midrib and the style-arms are blue. Beard
orange-brown, with considerable gold about the center. HM AIS,
COPPER RIVER (DeForest, 1945) Each $15.00
Glistening tan, falls overlaid bright new penny copper. The ruffled
flaring form of this new Iris, coupled with its brilliant sheen,
makes it most attractive. 36 inches, well branched.
COPPER ROSE (Cook, 1941) • Each $3.50
A smooth blending of old rose, tan and copper, brightened by a
glow of golden yellow at the center. Standards between buff-pink
and Japan-rose; falls between terra cotta and ochre-red. Coloring
is rich and bright, the flowers medium to large in size, with very
wide standards and falls. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943.
DAMERINE (Gage, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This fine red, not so well known, is a real surprise in this color
group. A large flower of deep red, the standards domed and the
falls flaring. Sells out fast and had to be withdrawn last season.
Bronze Medal at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
DAYBREAK (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $5.00
Huge golden pink, with slight undertone of copper. The flowers
are well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi-
flaring, but there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom.
The name is most appropriate. Daybreak has a proud record:
HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943; runner-up for Dykes Medal in 1945;
TIED FOR DYKES MEDAL IN 1946. We have fine rhizomes this
year, and lots of them.
DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each $2.00
A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we
have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red
purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brown-
ish suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941;
DESTINY (Burgess, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A great heavy flower of deepest blackish bronze-purple, the beard
rich golden bronze. From New Zealand, and credit is due the
originator for having made it possible for American gardens to
enjoy such an outstanding Iris. It has all good points — excellent
form, tall stems, and succeeds everywhere.
DINAH SHORE (T. Williams, 1945) Each $7.50
An enchanting honey-oronge shaded Iris, deeper than Stardom and
lighter than Tobacco Road. A pure self, with ideal branching and
an exceptionally long season of bloom. From Nashville, Iris capitol
of America, where it has made a great hit.
DISPLAY (Grant, 1942) Each $5.00
One of the darkest and richest reds we have ever bloomed in our
garden. Almost black in certain lights, it glows with a hidden
fire in others. Described as Spanish red, shading to deep maroon,
it has but little of the purple influence in it. No veining at the
haft; yellow beard flecked brown. About three feet tall. HM AIS,
DOGROSE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Deep rose-pink self, on very tall wiry stems. We originally im-
ported this Iris from England several years ago and have con-
stantly had difficulty in keeping enough stock to offer. A very
free bloomer, it is of medium size but makes a most colorful and
effective pink garden clump and is a beautiful cut flower in the
DREAMCASTLE (Cook, 1943) Each $15.00
An orchid-pink self, the segments very broad and of bright clear
tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to em-
phasize the solid pink effect. One of the most sought after va-
rieties and stock is very scarce. We have a few plants only.
E. B. WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Glowing coppery red blend; it stands in a special niche all its own,
because it is neither red nor copper. Large flowers of silky tex-
ture, fragrant, on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939.
EDWARD LAPHAM (Lapham, 1942) Each $7.50
A very fine new red by the man who produced Red Gleam. The
coloring is rich and glossy, deep but bright maroon-red; the blooms
trimly tailored with no haft venation and a brownish touch near
the center. Bronze-gold beard. Height about three feet.
ELIZABETH ANN (Lapham, 1940) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
This tall pink Iris is one of the last to flower in our garden. Very
tall, with as many as 1 1 blooms per stalk. A blend of pink shades,
with much cream in its makeup. A fast increaser but rhizomes
not very large.
ELLA CALLIS (H. Sass, 1942) Each $7.50
For sheer brilliance here is an Iris that will constantly catch the
eye of every visitor. It is a huqe deep vellow with the falls flushed
orange. The striking feature about it, however, is the infusion
of orange-red on the falls, sort of brushed on, particularly about
the center. It is not a plicata and can hardly be called a blend.
One of the most distinct of oil Sass Irises.
ELMOHR (Loomis, 1942) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this rich red-violet seedling
of Wm. Mohr has acquired the greatest popularity in the shortest
time of any Iris ever introduced. One of the very largest of all
Irises, the great blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and
remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least
three feet tall. Because it has proven to be hardy everywhere and
increases rapidly, the price has reached a point where every gen-
uine Iris connoisseur can and should own it. HM AIS, 1942;
AM, 1943. Shown in color on the back cover.
EL MOROCCO (Becherer, 1945) Each $5.00
A beautiful opal-pink Iris whose broad rounded falls and leather-
like substance quickly attracts attention. About half way between
the colors of Angelus and Morocco Rose, well branched, 36 inches
ELSA SASS (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish
cast in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blos-
soms are of good size, rounded in form and slightly frilled at the
edges. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944. See page 16.
EROS (Mead-Riedel, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Very tall salmon-colored self, the throat lit with gold. Stems are
slim but stout, and the flowers are produced in great profusion.
Increases rapidly, making a splendid mass of solid salmon-.oink.
HM AIS, 1934.
EXCLUSIVE (Grant, 1937) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Soft powder-blue self, quite different from all other blues. Tall
and stately, with blooms of perfect form and thick enamel finish.
Just a suggestion of yellow in the center to liven it up. HM AIS,
1937; AM, 1939.
EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, 1944) Each $20.00
Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a
medley of copper, red, lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush
down the center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend
especially in the falls. One of the most talked-about new things.
FAIR ELAINE (Mitchell, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Standards bright light yellow; falls an emphatic deep yellow set
off with a fiery orange beard. Totally distinct from other yellows,
it increases fast and is indispensable in the garden and attracts
wide attention when exhibited. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940.
FAR WEST (Kleinsorge, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
One of the loveliest of all blends, a rare mixture of salmon and
golden sand, of coral and henna, with a soft glow at the heart.
Height 3 feet and over. Far West is the parent and grandparent
of many of Dr. Kleinsorge's finest seedlings. HM AIS, 1937.
FIESTA (White, 1936)
Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Sparkling copper standards, apricot-
oraqge falls, a very gay affair. The
large oval blooms are well held on 3-
foot stems. From California and a
bit tender in severe climates. HM
FIRECRACKER (Hall, 1943)
A glowing dark burgundy-red pli-
cata, with yellow trim. The flowers
have good substance, are well formed
and are carried on fairly well-
branched stout 32-inch stems. The
depth and richness of color com-
mands the attention of every visitor.
Very limited stock; early orders only.
Shown on page 1 1 .
FLORA CAMPBELL (Hill, 1940)
Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A new russet- red, or perhaps "peach-
red" would be more appropriate. It
has the deep, warm tones of brown-
ish red seen on the darkly colored
side of a luscious ripe peach. A glow-
ing, rich Iris, very large and hand-
somely formed, not nearly well
enough known. HM AIS, 1940.
FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942)
Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Something entirely different in color
— a melting cameo-pink that has
been referred to as "like the foam
on a strawberry soda." It has lines
of heavier color near the haft, with
a most startling shrimp-red beard.
Not large, it is an Iris to be enjoyed
as a clump for its most novel color.
HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944.
FLORENTINE (Cayeux, 1937)
Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A plicata that is really individual in
style — the white ground color is en-
tirely dotted with soft blue, with
such an over-all effect that the
flower seems quite submerged in
flaky blue dust. Enormous in size,
with very tall stalks and good
FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941)
Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Solid and uniform old gold, a flower
of startling size and broadly spread-
ing form. The color is not dull, but
very much alive due to a peculiar
overlay of "rusty red" that seems to
come from nowhere but is apparent
in all parts of the flower. Of me-
dium height, the gigantic blooms are on a level that permits full
observation of their size and beauty. In color on page 13.
FORTUNE'S FAVOR (DeForest, 1944) Each $10.00
Really a giant in size, this new blend has about everything one
could ask for in a good Iris. The tan standards are broad and
closed. The very wide falls are rounded and colored a glistening
tan overlaid with lavender flush. Slightly waved and ruffled, lit
up by an extra heavy deep yellow beard.
FRANCONIA (Graves, 1942)
As cool and classic as white marble, a gigantic and perfectly
formed white Iris which may be the best white of all. Certainly
it is as fine as any we have ever grown and we recommend it
without hesitation. Originated in New Hampshire, its hardiness
is unquestioned. HM AIS, 1942.
FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A tall and very well-proportioned large Iris with rosy tan stand-
ards flushed yellow and rosy red falls. It is not a true variegata
but might be called a variegata blend. The colors are not harsh
and blend well in the garden schemes. Flowers, stalk and foliage
are unusually large size. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. Shown in
color on page 1 8.
GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, 1941) Each $5.00
A very deep rose-mahogany, if you can imagine such a color.
Called by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer garnet, with a
deep rose and brown area about the center. It has no haft mark-
ings, making it one of the richest and handsomest of all dark
Irises. Large, with very broad falls, and it blooms quite late.
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. In color above.
GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1943) Each $10.00
A pure self of rich Bordeaux- red; a seedling from Red Douglas
crossed with Garden Magic. This is one of the nearest to true red
of any Iris ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with
no haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished, with deep bronze-
gold beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945.
GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936) Each $1.00
After ten years this continues to hold a place right up in front
amongst the best of red Irises. A very late, very large and very
velvety deep red self, it increases slowly and the demand always
exhausts the supply. HM AIS, "1937.
GAY SENORITA (Salbach, 1944) Each $5.00
Large round standards of deep honey-yellow, broad semi-flaring
falls of golden yellow ground color, heavily overlaid deep brown
with deeper brown veining over the whole surface. Falls are fluted
at the edges. This is a brand new Iris of most unusual appearance;
it does not fade in the sun and the stalks are well branched and
36 to 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1945.
GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
An Iris of huge size with pale blue petals overlaid with frosty
crystal-like particles. Wonderfully well formed and a noble flower,
waved and ruffled. Sometimes called "ice-blue." Height 40
inches. HM AIS, 1933; AM, 1935.
GLOWPORT (DeForest, 1939) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Solidly colored glowing wine-red; devoid of haft markings. Beard
is bronzy-yellow. This Iris has the additional attribute of bloom-
ing quite consistently again in the fall under favorable conditions.
Tall and well branched.
GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $7.50
This is the oft-mentioned yellow of the AIS Bulletins, a solidly
colored chrome-yellow self that has invariably drawn praise from
judges. It is all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or
blendings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of
deep yellow paint. A good grower, fast increaser, and will make
a glorious garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching.
HM AIS, 1945.
GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall, 1942) Each $2.50
Brilliant light yellow, with a satiny sheen. One of the largest of
all Irises, it is clear, even yellow throughout, without a trace of
amber or other shadings. A rapid increaser and easy grower.
Mr. Hall considers this one of his best introductions. HM AIS,
GOLDEN FLEECE (J. Sass, 1940) Each $3.00
A big lemon-colored flower with creamy falls edged gold. Beau-
tifully ruffled, huge in size, tall and a good grower. The illus-
tration above is an excellent likeness. HM AIS, 1940; AM,
GOLDEN HIND (Chadburn, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
The deepest golden yellow of all. Of medium size and height,
with horizontal falls, it is the standard used by most breeders
in their efforts for the perfect solid yellow. Very fast increaser
and makes a startling golden mass in the garden. AM AIS,
1937. Stock limited.
GOLDEN MADONNA (Essig, 1940) Each $1.50
Creamy white and soft primrose combination, hardly to be
classed with the yellows but rather as a cream. Very large,
with domed standards and semi-flaring falls.
GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 lor $2.50
For a deep yellow with all good habits we can recommend Golden
Majesty above all others in this price field. A big flower with broad
falls and closed standards, does not fade in the sun and has proven
reliable everywhere. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. See
GOLDEN SPANGLE (Cassebeer, 1944) Each $4.50
Deeper yellow than Golden Fleece but with a somewhat similar color
arrangement. Domed yellow standards; falls clear white with heavy
gilding of rich yellow forming a complete border. The orange beard
brings out in sharp contrast the white area of the falls. Tall, with
many flowers beautifully poised and ruffled. HM AIS, 1944.
GOLDEN SPIKE (Whiting, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
One of the top ranking deep golden yellows of today. It is so yellow,
and has such a heavy orange-yellow beard, that those who see it for
the first time are almost left gasping. Large and tall, with several
flowers open at one time and they do not fade. HM AIS, 1940; AM,
GOLDEN TREASURE (Schreiner, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich, golden orange all
about the central portion of the flower. Tall, perfectly branched, very
floriferous, it will stand out in a planting of hundreds of varieties.
HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. Stock very limited.
GOOD NEWS (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $10.00
Brilliant mustard-gold self, introduced last season. A much ruffled
flower with immense wide standards, nicely domed. Falls are exactly
the same color, with narrow band of copper shading near the outer
edges. A sister seedling of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as
tall as either of these, but about 33 inches in height and a profuse
bloomer. Illustrated in color on page 5.
GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold.
Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an Iris
to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bringing in-
doors and associating with oriental rugs. Attractively formed and
delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it
flowers over a very long season. Very large, it is accurately shown
in color on page 1 1 . HM AIS, 1 943; AM, 1 944.
GREAT LAKES (Cousins, 1938) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of London,
Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with handsome
foliage and four-foot stalks, ideally branched. Look at its record:
HM AIS, 1939, AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942; No. 1 in the AIS
judges symposium for four successive years and among the first ten
for six years! Shown on page 10.
GUDRUN (Dykes, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Heavily textured enormous white, with petals like those of a Magnolia.
A warm or creamy white, with brilliant orange beard and suffusion of
gold sprinkling over the entire bloom. Sold very short last year; few
GYPSY (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $5.00
Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut brown, silky rather
than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new into the
variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards and falls,
the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown without haft mark-
ings, that it commands immediate attention. 4-foot stems, lots of
flowers. HM AIS, 1945.
GYPSY BARON (Schreiner, 1942) Each $4.00
Very deep blue-purple plicata. The flowers are marbled, rather than
stitched, giving the blossoms a much darker appearance than the
usual plicata type. Big and bold, accurately shown in color on page 1 5.
HAPPY DAYS (Mitchell, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A giant flower, smooth light yellow in color. Inclined to lush growth
and in severe climates should be afforded some protection, but it
amply rewards this extra care. We can now supply it at a figure any
gardener can afford.
HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944) Each $7.50
A new and delightful orchid-pink self of individuality and style. Tall
and strong stems, the flowers large and of substantial build with color
that is clear and bright; petals slightly waved. Height 38 inches.
HM AIS, 1945. See color illustration, page 22.
HARVEST MOON (Whiting, 1944) Each $4.00
A luscious apricot blend, the flowers large and rounded, with full,
wide petals of extra heavy substance. Almost as fine as Mellowglow
and very much the same color.
ICY BLUE (Weed, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
The lightest blue self in the list. Beautifully formed, amply branched
and the stems reach four feet. Almost white, the color is clearly de-
fined as lightest delicate blue with orange beard. HM AIS, 1941.
IDANHA (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $2.50
This is a tall pronounced bicolor with apricot-yellow standards and
pinky falls. A profuse bloomer on stalks that reach four feet, widely
and abundantly branched, making it ideal for garden effect — a pink-
and-tan picture. Large blooms, lasting over a long period.
INDIAN HILLS (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Rich true purple, more red than blue, with a silky sheen about it that
gives it exceptional brilliance. Very large oval-shaped blossoms, a
rampant grower and one of the most effective as a garden mass —
ILLUSION (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50
An orchid-pink Ormohr seedling, altogether different from the parent
or any others in this series. It has that peculiar, elusive air about it
that marks these Wm. Mohr hybrids. Delicately colored, with a tawny
brown overlay on the haft and a brown-tipped beard. The very last
Iris to flower in our garden, huge in size, with many branches, 30
inches tall. See page 1 5.
INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, 1942) Each $8.00
Lustrous, deepest, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest
and most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the
famous Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good quality
desired in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS, 1942;
INNOVATION (Hall, 1945) Each $7.00
A rose-trimmed plicata, brighter and more colorful than other pinkish
plicatas. It carries a lot of color — a pink Firecracker, as it were —
with three-foot stems and good branches. Hardy and increases fast.
JAKE (Long-Sass, 1943) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A white white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new
JASPER AGATE (Williams, 1943) Each $10.00
Distinct new shade of copper-gold-red, with an underlying copper-
pink tone throughout the entire flower. Hard to describe, it is reallv
a new color to the Iris spectrum, with smooth velvety finish and no
veining; a true self. HM AIS, 1944.
JEAN CAYEUX (Cayeux, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A smooth, soft, light buff, described by some as "coffee colored."
The stems are tall and well branched and the large flowers are slightly
wavy. A very distinct Iris.
JOYCETTE (J. Sass, 1932) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Dark maroon-red, practically a self. A most vigorous grower with very
strong straight and well-branched stems, usually bearing several open
flowers at the same time. Stock limited.
JULIET (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $10.00
We think that this is one of the most colorful and fiery blends that
we have seen. It is a sort of flame-copper, with salmon shadings, and
the beards and central areas are a mass of brightest burnt orange.
Large flowers; the standards upright and well closed, the falls broad
and distinctly flaring. Increases fast and makes a gorgeous clump.
JUNALUSKA (Kirk., 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Copper-red falls and copper-gold standards — a magificent Iris with
a coppery red garden effect. An early bloomer, very tall and well
branched. Always admired and one of the "best sellers" in this cata-
log. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1938. HM AIS, 1936; AM,
KALINGA (Kleinsorge, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhibition spike but as
a garden specimen as well. The broad spreading ivory-textured blooms
generally come out in groups of three or four simultaneously. HM
KATHERINE FAY (Fay, 1945) Each $10.00
A grand white, large, tall and with semi-flaring ruffled blooms. All
white, with no yellow in the center. It is an easy grower and rapid
multiplier, 100% hardy. HM AIS, 1945.
FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Solid and uniform old gold, a flower of startling size and broadly
spreading form. The color is not dull, but very much alive due
to a peculiar overlay of "rusty red" that seems to come from
nowhere but is apparent in all parts of the flower. Of medium
height, the gigantic blooms are on a level that permits full
observation of their size and beauty.
LADY MOHR (Salbach, 1944) Each $20.00
A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm.
Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously
unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white,
huge and slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale char-
treuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very
prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. Lady Mohr was the
center of interest in our garden last season, where some of the
stalks reached four feet in height and carried several open blooms
at one time. HM AIS, 1944; AM 1946. See page 25.
LADY NAOMI (Fay, 1941) Each $3.00
A tall and huge plicata, the white background entirely overlaid
and speckled blue. There is a brownish cast near the center and
a brilliant and heavy orange beard. HM AIS, 1942.
LADY OF SHALOTT (Schreiner, 1942) Each $4.00
Precisely formed and lacily frilled, a charming and delicately
colored pink plicata. Standards are heavily flushed rose-pink and
the falls are edged with a peppering of minute pinkish dots. 34
LAKE SHANNON (DeForest, 1945) Each $15.00
A mighty close approach to bright indigo-blue. There are many
fine new blue Irises coming into commerce but this is the bluest
one we have seen. Practically a self, with fluted standards and
falls. An odd feature about this Iris is the deeper veins running
the length and breadth of the falls. Beard uniformly blue, shading
to orange within the flower. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS,
LAMPLIGHT (Schreiner, 1944) Each $7.50
A tranquil blend of flesh, buff and copper, with lamplight glow.
Lighter in tone than what is generally referred to as salmon, and
deeper than apricot. Well substanced, a smoothly blended self.
LANCASTER (Cook, 1940) Each $2.00
Very broad petaled coppery rose blend. It might be described as a
coppery old rose, with soft brown striation near the haft. HM AIS,
LATE SUN (DeForest, 1940) Each $1.25; 3 for $3.25
A big bold solid yellow which has received high praise in all parts
of the country. Flowers measure 6 inches, petals are thick and
heavy, and of a uniform deep yellow color. Strong growing, with
tall stalks and rampant foliage. Perfectly hardy, about 40 inches
tall. HM AIS, 1942.
LIGHTHOUSE (Salbach, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
This bright rose blend is one of the most sought after Iris we grow.
Standards are a blend of rose and yellow; falls coppery old rose,
with a very bright beard and glowing center. Perfectly hardy, rapid
increaser; an Iris that is certain to add life to your planting.
HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940.
L. MERTON GAGE (Lapham, 1942) Each $3.50
Light raspberry-pink and cream-yellow, the garden effect being a
light pink without orchid or lilac tones. Flowers of medium size,
produced in great profusion on quite tall stems. It is a rampant
grower, with one rhizome often throwing two or three stalks of
bloom. HM AIS, 1942.
LORD DONGAN (Smith, 1940) Each $5.00
A stunning creation with broad standards of Chinese violet and ex-
tra velvety falls of deepest Pansy-violet, set off with a very thick
intense pale yellow beard. HM AIS, 1940.
LORI MAY (DeForest, 1941) Each $3.00
Harmonious Daphne-pink; a genuine find in the popular pink class.
This Iris has very thick petals, excellent flaring form, and is espe-
cially fine as a clump. Good sized blooms, very close to true pink.
HM AIS, 1944.
LOTHARIO (Schreiner, 1942) Each $8.00
An Amigo-type amoeno; very rich and velvety, much taller than
the famous Amigo and with flowers of great size. Contrast in color
is not as sharply defined as in the case of its predecessor but it is
a magnificent Iris. Stock is extremely scarce. HM AIS, 1945.
LOS ANGELES (Mohr-Mitchell, 1927) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A beautiful white and blue plicata which ranks, despite the many
years it has been in commerce, with the best Iris of the present
day. Almost entirely white, the blue stitching appears near the
haft. Blue style arms and a golden beard give it great distinction.
AM AIS, 1944.
LOUISE BLAKE (Smith, 1943) Each $10.00
Of the Amigo type, with pale sky-blue standards and velvety blue-
purple falls edged sky-blue. Lighter in color than Atrwgo, otherwise
quite similar. HM AIS, 1944.
LOUVOIS (Cayeux, 1936) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an animal.
Breeders are still trying to attain an Iris that will be an improve-
ment on this distinct French creation. Done in two shades of
chocolate, it is well illustrated on page 18. HM AIS, 1939. Big
flowers, medium height.
LULLABY (Hall, 1943) Each $5.00
Apple-blossom to orchid-pink, a luscious color in a large oval flower.
Standards and falls are nearly the same shade, the latter without haft
markings. Very tall and well branched. Stock very limited.
MAJENICA (Cook, 1941) Each $3.50
Distinct new pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. This is a pleasing
flower in every way with wide-petaled standards and falls; full,
rounded and huge in size. Less pink and more orange than Eros, but
a somewhat similar color effect. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1943.
MANDALAY (Hall, 1943) Each $3.50
A smooth reddish rose self, entirely and evenly blended with copper.
This is a new and attractive color, not matched by any Iris we know.
Widely spreading falls, domed standards. HM AIS, 1943.
MARQUITA (Cayeux, 1931) Each 50c
A well-named Iris in brilliant ivory-yellow, with orchraceous maroon
veinings on the falls. Glorious ivory standards, deepening to sulphur
at the base. Falls same color, but entirely lined maroon. Never
enough stock to go around. AM AIS, 1936.
MARY E. NICHOLLS (Nicholls, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Has the creamy smooth heavy finish of white kid leather, with dull
green-gold overlay at the haft. Beautiful form, medium in size, a
prolific bloomer and fast increaser. One of the most popular white
varieties, unique and beautiful. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943.
MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, 1943) Each $7.00
Rich and glowing mulberry-purple, with definite charm and flare to
the form. Standards are true purple, with blackish sheen blending to
brown at the base. Falls the same color blended brown at the haft.
Beard mulberry-purple tipped brown. Brilliant and distinctive, it is
undoubtedly one of the finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS,
1944; AM, 1946.
MATTERHORN (J. Sass, 1938) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Pure white; large but delicate in appearance. Even the beard is white.
Three feet in height, with slender well-branched stems and many
flowers widely spaced. Unmatched for purity of color and will please
anyone who is looking for the best white at a reasonable price. HM
AIS, 1938; AM, 1940.
MATULA (H. Sass, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Beautiful blend of brilliant rose, rich orange, crimson and buff.
A clump provides a colorful golden salmon effect. The flowers are
very large, with falls that are waved and crimped, as are those of
Midwest Gem. This makes a mighty handsome pair. HM AIS, 1939
ILLUSION (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50
An orchid-pink Ormohr seedling, altogether different from
the parent or any others in this series. It has that peculiar,
elusive air about it that marks these Wm. Mohr hybrids.
Delicately colored, with a tawny brown overlay on the haft
and a brown-tipped beard. The very last Iris to flower in
our garden, huge in size, with many branches, 30 inches tall.
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ALL 18 of above for $5.00 (a $7.00 value), plus both
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NOTE TO CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
To import plants or bulbs into Canada you have only to
advise your Department of Agriculture at Ottawa, stating exact
items and total cost and United States firm from whom they
are to be purchased. They will then send you necessary import
MAY DAY (Hall, 1939) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Apricot-salmon, a luscious color, with an overlay of copper.
Large flower, with pointed standards. Very tall stems, well
branched, make it a colorful garden subject. This is a parent
of many of Mr. Hall's newest sensational blends. HM AIS,
MELANIE (Hill, 1941) Each $2.50
This splendid new light pink comes to us as the finest introduc-
tion of H. M. Hill, of LaFontaine, Kansas. Color is orchid-p'mk,
close to true pink, and there are as many as five open flowers
at once on the 40-inch stalks. Sold out last season. HM AIS,
MELITZA (Nesmith, 1940) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Pale ivory-flesh, particularly effective in dull weather. Much of
the unusual color effect of this Iris is derived from the fiery
tangerine-orange beard. No Iris that we have ever grown has
increased so rapidly and it is at its best on a two-year clump.
Height 36 to 40 inches. Shown in color on page 16. HM AIS,
1940, AM, 1942.
MELLOWGLOW (Whiting, 1942) Each $15.00
Deep peach or apricot, with a flush of pink. A highly ruffled
and perfectly formed Iris, with very broad and rounded stand-
ards and falls. The beard is extra heavy and extends for down
the fall. Mrs. Whiting's most noteworthy introduction among
many excellent ones, and stock is very scarce. HM AIS, 1942.
MEXICO (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00
Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff golden standards
and broad plushlike falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and
blended golden buff. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls
slightly crinkled and waved at the edges. A blend rather than
a variegata; very late. HM AIS, 1944. Stock limited. See
page 1 4.
MIDWEST GEM (H. Sass, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Bright golden apricot, more buff than yellow, with a faint cast
of pink over the falls. Immense in stalk and flower, it is par-
ticularly attractive because of the odd crimped petals. HM AIS,
MING YELLOW (Glutzbeck, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A yellow without a fault; clear, rich, smooth without venation,
big and slightly waved. Lighter in tone than Golden Majesty
and much earlier. Wide petals, very bright yellow beard. HM
AIS, 1938; AM, 1941. Shown in color on page 18.
MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, 1942) Each $5.00
Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a
broad band of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way
and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945.
MISS CALIFORNIA (Salbach, 1936) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Gigantic lilac-pink; one of the most satisfactory varieties we have
ever grown. It makes great fans of purple-tinged foliage, produces a
wealth of 4-foot stalks of great pink-toned blooms that last over a
very long period. Does equally well in all parts of the country. HM
AIS, 1938. See page 19.
MISSOURI (Grinter, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A famous clear blue that won the Dykes Medal in 1937. Color is
especially fine when afforded light shade from the afternoon sun.
Sells out every year.
MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, 1943) Each $5.00
A lovely gold-spangled, lemon-colored Iris, lemon toned and gold
braided. Petals are ruffled and fluted, lacy and brilliant. Three feet
tall; slender, well-branched stems. An unusual and beautiful flower.
HM AIS, 1945.
MISTY ROSE (Mitchell, 1943) Each $3.50
A soft and subdued shade of pink or rose, brownish below the beard.
Well named, for it appears to wear a thin film or veil. A big dusty
bloom; four-foot stalks, low and widely branched.
MME. LOUIS AUREAU (Cayeux, 1934) Each 50c
This heavily dotted and sanded plicata from France has a ground color
of silvery white, closely netted with rosy heliotrope. Very large, very
early, medium height. AM AIS, 1939.
MODISTE (Hall, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Pale mauve, on the pinkish side of lavender. A huge flower with
broad hafts, full rounded shape and ideal growing habits. Fine
branching and spacing, 36 to 40 inches in height. Beard is lemon on
white ground. Lovely planted with the pale yellows.
MOHRSON (White, 1935) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Deep violet-colored seedling of Wm. Mohr, with darker veins and rich
bronzy gold beard. A spectacular flower, one of the very largest,
with ruffled and crinkled blossoms.
MOLLY MAY (DeForest, 1944) Each $4.00
Large cream-pink blend with falls slightly deeper than the standards,
and still deeper coloring at the haft. Orange beard and yellow style
arms. Standards are perfectly huge, firmly held upright and closed
at the top. Height 3 feet.
MONADNOCK (Salbach, 1937) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Very brilliant pinkish rose, a large flower that blooms very late in the
season. We have no other Iris in this shade — a deep but very bright
tone of rose with golden beard. Husky stems reach four feet, well
MOONLIGHT MADONNA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $5.00
Of the same shade of lemon-ice as Elsa Sass, with larger flowers and
flaring form. Self colored, it is the lemon-toned Iris we have been
looking for. Tall and sturdy, a rapid increaser. HM AIS, 1943; AM,
MOONLIT SEA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $3.00
A novelty in color effect, rich indigo-blue with solid golden heart.
The falls are actually white, brushed and striated deep blue. Not a
plicata but a unique Iris. HM AIS, 1943. Height 3 feet.
MOROCCO ROSE (Loomis, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A very large rose-pink self with soft yellow glow at the heart and
brownish cast about the haft. Still ranks among the best pinks and
pleases all who buy it. Unlike many Iris in this color class, Morocco
Rose is a truly big flower. Always in heavy demand. See page 17.
MT. WASHINGTON (Essig, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A giant white with the form of Shining Waters. Very tall, wide at the
hafts and broadly flaring, it ranks with the leaders among the new
whites. Heavy gold beard. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940.
MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, 1941) Each $4.00
Aptly described by the name, this new Iris is actually something new
and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self-colored blooms
well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in color, it might
be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. The heavy
bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. Shown
on page 1 7.
NATIONAL WHITE (Weed, 1944) Each $4.00
A spectacular pure white Iris that is a giant in every way. The huge
flowers have extra broad falls, well shaped, and the widely branched
stalks reach over four feet in height. One of the very best new whites
and it will make a good run for largest bloom in any show.
NED LeFEVRE (Lapham, 1942) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Coppery salmon, rather on the light brown side when viewed as a
clump. A highly colored blend of orange and salmon tones, with
every good point — huge plant, tall and well-branched stalks. In-
creases fast and has great landscape value.
NIGHTFALL (Hall, 1942) Each $2.50
The falls are very velvety rich dark Pansy-purple with almost no
veining on the haft. Standards are several shades lighter than the
falls, making a very striking color combination. Plushlike substance
with a glistening sheen. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1941;
NIGHTINGALE (Hall, 1942) Each $3.50
The coloring of this Iris is really new, a glistening golden russet.
Surely a glorious and pleasing color, and the flowers are of large size
and on good stout stems. Both standards and falls are identical in
tone and even the beard is in harmony. Height 3 feet. HM AIS,
1944. Illustrated in color on page 19.
NYLON (Whiting, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Coppery tan self with heavy gold beard. One of our largest Irises and
the stalks are heavy and well branched. This is an Iris you will like
and one that the judges seem to have overlooked.
OLA KALA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50
Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here is
one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and in addi-
tion it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely branched
36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side. HM AIS,
1943; AM, 1945. Tied for Dykes Medal, 1946. See page 6.
OLD PARCHMENT (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay; a most unusual color
break and a distinctly beautiful new Iris. Standards are domed and
closed; falls wide and rather tailored in appearance. A perfectly huge
bloom, heavy in substance, and the longest lasting variety in our gar-
den. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1941. Seepage 17.
ORANGE FLAME (Salbach, 1940) Each $2.00
Standards golden orange, of exceptional brilliance; falls semi-flaring
and of fiery copper-red. A large, taller and more orange-colored
Radiant, with glowing beards and finely netted haft. Truly a flame in
OREGON TRAIL (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00
A big heavy textured flower in smoothly blended shades of tawny sal-
mon, a rich gold beard and odd soft brown areas surmounting the
broad falls. For sheer individuality it ranks along with Old Parch-
ment, Tobacco Road and Aztec Copper. About three feet high, with
heavy stems and large flowers; very late.
ORLOFF (H. Sass, 1937) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
A peach and cinnamon plicata of good size and most unusual coloring,
being a sort of cinnamon-brown in effect. The ground color is deep
cream, heavily dotted and edged red-brown. Heavy bloomer, medium
height. HM AIS, 1937.
ORMACO (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $4.00
From a cross of Ormohr and Aztec Copper, Dr. Kleinsorge secured
this first seedling of the famous Ormohr. The color is an odd blend
of violet with much bronze and brown, especially about the center.
The whole flower has a metallic cast. Neither as tall nor as large as
its parent, still a large Iris and produces several blossoms per stalk.
ORMOHR (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
One of the largest Irises in existence, and especially noteworthy be-
cause it is a seedling of Wm. Mohr. It reaches 40 inches in height,
with several great blooms on well-branched stalks. The color is pale
lilac with a silvery cast, veined violet. Darker when first opening and
in dull weather. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940.
OVERTURE (Hall, 1944) Each $12.00
This is the first of the new "flamingo" pinks we have offered. A lus-
cious shade of pure pink, of medium size, on tall and well-branched
stems. The bright red-orange beard gives it lots of zip. Increases
very fast and will make a clump of pink that you didn't think could
be possible in Iris!
OZONE (J. Sass, 1935) Each 50c
A peculiar and subtle shade of rosy lavender, the same in standards
and falls, with a pronounced copper shoulder on each fall. Large and
of ideal shape, a fine grower. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938.
PACIFIC SUNSET (Salbach, 1944) Each $3.50
An appealing big blend of old rose, gold and pink. Standards old
rose shading to gold at the base; falls light amaranth-pink shading
to gold on outer edges and upper half. Beard bright gold. 3-foot
well-branched stems; perfect form with ruffled standards.
PAINTED DESERT (Milliken, 1943) Each $10.00
Gorgeous colorings of the Arizona desert blended into a stately
Iris reaching four feet in height. A soft buffy tan, with brown-
ish suffusion at the haft and violet midribs in the standards.
A light violet patch at the end of the beard adds a contrasting
PATRICE (DeForest, 1945) Each $8.00
New white plicata which we like very much and which we re-
gard as different from the many others listed. Standards light
cream flushed pale rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed
bright gold across the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Re-
fined, clean and very brilliant. Tall and large, with all good
points. HM AIS, 1946.
PATRICIA (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Pure white, both standards and falls heavily ruffled. A medium
sized flower, about 34 inches tall; a gem for creating a mass
of white bloom in the garden.
PEACHBLOW (H. Sass, 1943) Each $3.00
A pinkish plicata with yellow ground, illustrated perfectly in
color plate. This Iris has the remarkable faculty of "carrying
power" and its pinkiness accents any spot where it is planted.
Oval shaped blooms on tall stems, nicely branched. Rapid in-
creaser. See color plate on opposite page.
PEACH GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00
Tall wiry stems bear many medium sized flowers of peach-pink
color which last over a very long season. Makes a very pink
clump, where it is at its best. Not impressive the first season
as a single stalk. See color illustration on page 22.
PINK REFLECTION (Cook, 1942) Each $6.50
Chamois-skin-pink self, a peculiar and enchanting shade un-
like anything else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone.
A crisp and clean cut flower, flaring in form, with very heavy
texture. The beard is lemon. Height 3 feet; very late. HM AIS,
1942; AM, 1944.
PINK RUFFLES (Smith, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Solidly colored lilac-pink that might be classed as an inter-
mediate because of its low growth — about 24 to 28 inches.
The flowers are self colored and heavily fluted and ruffled, pro-
duced in great number. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942.
RED WARD (Cook, 1942) Each $5.0(1
Deepest crimson-red — an approach to red from the purple side with-
out the orange or brown influence as in the case of the three varieties
listed just above. A large and brilliant Iris with widely flaring vel-
vety falls. HM AIS, 1945.
REMEMBRANCE (Hall, 1942) Each $5.00
Of a bewildering number of pink blends rained by David Hall, this
appears to be the best. Although the predominant note is a delightful
shade of light pink, there is enough yellow in the big flowers to class
it as a blend. Well shaped, with very strong stems, it is 38 inches tall.
Limited stock. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944.
ROSARIO (Thole, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Beautiful ochraceous yellow, flushed and overlaid old rose. Might be
called tourmaline-pink with gold suffusions extending from heart of
flower into the falls. Deep yellow beard. Form is broadly flaring,
very large in size; 40 inches tall.
ROSELAND (Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
With buffy rose standards and rich berry- red. falls this huge Iris pro-
vides a garden effect of bright rose-pink, although it is definitely a
bicolor. Falls are edged the lighter tone of the standards. Very late;
in the Chicago area it lasts until late June.
ROSE TOP (H. Sass, 1941) Each $10.00
This bright rose-pink plicata provided the greatest surprise of our
1945 season. Blooming after every other Iris had passed, not many
visitors saw it. Highly ruffled, the big blossoms of deep cream have a
heavy pattern of vivid rose-pink stitching which seems to possess ex-
ceptional carrying quality. Viewed a block distant it looked like a red
and white bicolor. HM AIS, 1943.
ROYAL COACH (H. Sass, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Deep yellow plicata with definite brown stitching. Most of this series
of plicatas have a ground color of ivory or light yellow, but this is
actually yellow. Well formed, medium in size, 3-foot stems.
PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00
All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but
it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of peach,
apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss
to describe it adequately. The picture on page 16 is fairly ac-
curate, however, and leaves but little to the imagination. A fine
big flower that will give you a thrill every time you look at it.
HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1941. Dykes Medal, 1943.
PRINCE OF ORANGE (Kleinsorge, 1940)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A seedling of Far West and Naranja. Solid golden orange, one of the
richest things in the garden picture. Flowers of medium size, very
flaring in form, widely spaced along the branching stems. HM AIS,
1942; AM, 1944.
RADIANT (Salbach, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Standards of burnished golden bronze; falls glowing copper-red; one
of the most strikingly brilliant Iris obtainable. Of better than average
size, well branched. Produces an immense quantity of bloom and in-
creases rapidly. HM AIS, 1938.
RANGER (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $6.00
Dark but very bright almost true crimson red. A decided self, with
long cone-shaped closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet.
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena-
tion. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots of
them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large, 36 inches
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 15.
RED GLEAM (Lapham, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Here is the red Iris that actually looks red and has been declared the
nearest approach to scarlet thus far obtained in this flower. It is of
good size, of beautiful semi-flaring form, three feet in height and a
free bloomer. Texture is velvety but excitingly brilliant. HM AIS,
1940; AM, 1941 .
RED VALOR (Nicholls, 1939) Each $4.00
A superb big red that has been gaining popularity each season. A gar-
net-red self with brown beard. It won the Roman Gold Medal in
1940, the HM of the AIS in 1941 and the AM in 1943. Because it
is absolutely hardy and has given satisfaction everywhere, it is in
great demand and stock remains scarce.
ROYAL SCOT (Hall, 1944) Each $5.00
A tall and large flowered red trimmed plicata of a pleasing tone of
burgundy-red. It is so heavily trimmed that at a distance it gives a
red effect. Form, substance and stem are good, and it increases fast
and blooms freely. HM AIS, 1944.
RUBIENT (Whiting, 1942) Each $3.50
A taller, much redder, Amigo. Standards are rich Pansy-purple,
very brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the
same tone as the standards. Stems reached a height of over 40
inches in our garden. Note the picture on page 21.
RUSSET MANTLE (Schreiner, 1944) Each $7.50
Standards soft buff; falls rich garnet-brown. The attainment of
perfection in this color class, long sought by hybridizers. Very
tall and ideally branched. Few plants.
RUTH POLLOCK (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.00
One of the most beautiful and most popular of all the Sass pli-
catas, a smooth light yellow very heavily patterned and peppered
reddish purple. The flower is near perfection in all details, very
low branched, a heavy bloomer. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1941.
SABLE (Cook, 1938) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should pos-
sess; large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a won-
derfully lustrous sheen. Everybody wants Sable. HM AIS, 1937;
AM, 1940. See below.
SALAR (DeForest, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Creamy flesh entirely dominated by an overlay of salmon. A diffi-
cult Iris to describe but the color effect is that of salmon. As large
as Happy Days and about the same form. Height over 3 feet.
HM AIS, 1941 .
SAMOVAR (Hall, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Rich and brilliant burnished copper overlaid rose. Appears as a
coppery orange mass when viewed as a clump. The flowers are
large but stalks are somewhat short. Very floriferous and valuable
for its garden effect. HM AIS, 1 941 .
SEADEEP (Thole, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
An excellent blue bicolor, with light blue standards of intense color
SIEGFRIED (H. Sass, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Pale sulphur-yellow, etched with stippling of purple-brown threads.
A very popular yellow plicata that is both large and tall. HM AIS,
1936; AM, 1938.
SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A soft, clean, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit,
sometimes reaching over 5 feet, with many buds to the stalk.
Deeper in tone than Shining Waters and more hardy. In 1935 it
won the Dykes Medal and is a consistent flower show winner.
SHAH JEHAN (Neel, 1932)
Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Standards are creamy buff faintly edged lavender, the falls very
rich velvety chestnut merging into purple, thence gradually fading
out to a margin that repeats the color in the standards. Beard is
rich orange. An oriental blend.
SHARKSKIN (Douglas, 1942) Each $6.00
A silky white Iris, of near perfection in all details. Chosen by some
judges as the very finest white of all, it has large size, heavy
texture and purity of color to commend it. Inside the throat there
is a glistening yellow flush. 44 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943; AM,
SIERRA SNOW (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00
A hardy white of pure clean color; very attractive spreading form,
and with wavy edges on the falls. Over 40 inches tall, widely
branched. Very scarce.
SNOQUALMIE (Brehm, 1938)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A solid deep cream; even in tone, large. in size and of leathery
texture. Creamy Irises tie into the garden picture well and are
admirably used with the reds and variegatas as well as with the
blues and purples. This is one of the best, hardy and free bloom-
SNOW FLURRY (Rees, 1939) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Standards pure icy white, beautifully ruffled. Falls big, broad and
pure white. They are waved and crimped at the edges, semi-
flaring and abundantly produced on stems reaching 4 feet. Early
and long lasting. Note the color plate on page 10.
SNOWKING (H. Sass, 1935) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Regal in bearing, with broadly flaring great white blossoms lit with
gold in the throat. Heavy of substance, bold and strong in growing
habit. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1937.
SNOW VELVET (H. Sass, 1942) Each $4.00
A white flower of very heavy substance, lit with gold about the
center. The large flowers stay in good condition on the hottest
days. Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1942.
SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, 1944)
This grand new red is. one of the finest dark Irises of recent years.
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No
haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of
the plushlike falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944.
SONRISA (DeForest, 1942) Each $7.50
Coppery pink with yellow undertone having a metallic finish. Very
wide segments, rounded form with slightly flaring falls and un-
usually large flowers. Difficult to describe, but we regard it as
next to Casa Morena in merit among all DeForest introductions.
HM AIS, 1945. See color plate at left.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Taylor, 1942) Each $3.50
A new giant clear blue on the lavender side. It is free blooming
and one of the largest Irises we have ever seen. A descendent of
Sierra Blue, similar in habit.
SHERIFFA (White, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
An onco-bred from Southern California which seems to be perfectly
hardy. It has tall stems reaching 3 feet or over, with several large
flowers per stalk. Color is rich and brilliant metallic violet, lightly
striated and with distinct blue blaze on the falls. HM AIS, 1943;
SHINING WATERS (Essig, 1933)
Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an azure sky in crystal
waters. Imposing flower and plant, 4 feet tall. A bit tender in
severe climates. Few plants.
SPARKLING BLUE (Grant, 1942) Each $3.00
A well-named blue Iris, almost flax-blue in color, with frosty over-
lay. Big and bold, heavy substance, superb branching. Height
SPINDRIFT (Loomis, 1944) Each $7.50
Translucent, delicate seashell or coral-pink, with fiery tangerine
beard to accentuate the color. This Iris achieved wide acclaim
when shown as a seedling under the number TQ-70. Well-
branched, with stiff willowy stems. HM AIS, 1945.
SHISHALDIN (DeForest, 1944) Each $3.00
A lusty growing blended self of orange, yellow and brown. Flaring
in form, very bright and colorful; one of the new things which
looked very good in New England gardens during the 1946 Amer-
ican Iris Society meeting.
SPOKAN (J. Sass, 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
A solidly colored deep chestnut-red; of great size — one of the very
largest — with an odd coppery suffusion throughout. The standards
are of brownish tone, sort of light molasses tinted, and the center
is highly lighted with gold. 3 feet tall, very hardy.
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SPUN GOLD (Glutzbeck, 1940) Each $4.00
Perhaps the most famous yellow Iris ever introduced. It has all of the
desired qualities of size, good branching, tall stems and rich solid
yellow color. Eagerly sought after because of its fine record, stock has
remained scarce. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1942; Dykes Medal, 1944.
STAINED GLASS (Wilhelm, 1939)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Glowing red-copper self, one of the most brilliant Iris we have ever
seen when viewed with the sun behind it. In such a light it resembles
nothing quite so much as stained glass . . . rich and brilliant, almost
aflame! Self colored, with orange beard. Medium height. HM AIS,
STARDOM (Hall, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Termed onion-skin-pink by the color chart, this fine Iris is not really
pink at all, but rather a smooth blend of coppery pink and apricot-
buff. It has also been called salmon-rose. Beard is tangerine or bril-
liant orange. With its large blooms and luscious color it is certain to
please you. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943.
STELLA POLARIS (Smith, 1939)
A very large and superior creamy white with almost velvety surface.
Stems have 4-way branching and reach 42 inches in height. Strong
growing, it makes a magnificent clump or a perfect exhibition spike.
HM AIS, 1939.
STORM KING (Nicholls, 1940) Each $5.00
The king of the black Irises. Although a somewhat slow increaser,
its nearly black silky blooms are unmatched by any other variety we
have seen. Immense blooms, wide flaring falls with no haft markings.
Always scarce. HM AIS, 1941.
SUEZ (Schreiner, 1944) Each $10.00
A rich shade of oriental reddish purple, spotted and veined after
the combined pattern of the parents — Wm. Mohr and Mme.
Louis Aureau. A true break in Iris breeding which has the un-
usual quality of yielding fertile pollen and in addition sets seed
itself. Very few rhizomes.
SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, 1945) Each $10.00
This new Iris comes to us with flattering recommendation. All who
viewed it in the garden of the originator last year were enthusiastic
about it. Standards VanDyke-red to deep old rose; falls the same
with golden overlay, especially on the upper half. There is a dash of
violet-blue in the center of each fall. 36 inches, midseason. HM AIS,
SUNSET SERENADE (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50
Introduced as the best of the Prairie Sunset seedlings to date and not
surpassed thus far. A soft golden tan or light apricot-buff, lighter in
tone than the parent, with very little rose or pinkish tints. As large
as Prairie Sunset and taller. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945.
TAPESTRY ROSE (Hall, 1941) Each $2.50
An exquisite soft old rose blend in a class without much competition.
Large flowers with fine form and very good substance; 38-inch stems.
Lovely color and a free bloomer. HM AIS, 1942.
TEA ROSE (Whiting, 1944)
A blend of rose and pale gold, well on the way to true pink. It is a
seedling of Matula crossed with China Maid. The color is strong and
warm enough to be seen across the garden and yet clear and delicate
as a Rose. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1945.
THE ADMIRAL (Hall, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark
shade. The form, finish and substance are outstanding. Withstands
either sun, wind or rain equally well, iasts long in bloom and makes
a wonderful garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the color.
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1944. Shown in color on page 23.
THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
Large blackish purple of even tone, velvety surface and large flowers.
If you want a black Iris and cannot afford the more expensive ones,
try this. Hardy and increases fast.
THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1 937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Simply colossal in size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest
plush. It is deep rosy wine-red, solid at the haft, with a brownish
cast near the center; beard rich orange. It is not the reddest Iris
but the coloring is gorgeously deep and intense. Dykes Medal,
TREVA (DeForest, 1945) Each $10.00
A new glistening golden apricot self. With very wide standards
and falls, and flaring form, it has that unusual quality of frosti-
ness which distinguishes Glorrsle. This one, however, has what
might be termed golden frost! HM AIS, 1946.
THE SENTINEL (Hall, 1942) Each $2.00
Burnished copper describes this new color in Iris. On the order
of Casa Morena in general color tone, possibly a bit more coppery.
Flowers are large, form and substance good, but it is closely
branched and of medium height. However, it makes a very rich
and glowing clump and the novel color stops all garden visitors.
THREE CHEERS (Cook, 1945) Each $12.50
An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but
tall — 42 inches — and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards
blue-white, falls semi-flaring with narrow border like the stand-
ards. A Wabash seedling. HM AIS, 1946.
THREE OAKS (Whiting, 1943) Each $7.00
This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges
last season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink
and copper, and on very tall stems, it was one of the sensations
of our garden. Lasts over an extra long period. Height 40 inches.
HM AIS, 1945.
VATICAN PURPLE (Whiting, 1943) Each $5.00
Of bold stature and splendid form, this is one of the most striking
newcomers in an old color class that welcomes such improvements.
Deep but bright blue-purple, silky in finish but heavy in texture,
without haft markings. It has wide spreading falls and three-foot
stems. HM AIS, 1943.
VICE REGAL (Miles) Each $7.50
Here is a brand new Iris from Canada. We have grown it in our
garden for three seasons and consider it one of the most richly
colored seedlings we have ever tested. The standards and falls are
almost identical in color, but the velvet of the latter makes them
appear slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft marking — a supreme
shade of glowing bronzy red-purple with bronze beard. 33 inches
tall. Shown on page 25.
VISION OF MERZA (DeForest, 1944) Each $6.00
Rose-brown on a cream ground, of heavy marbled rather than a
stitched effect. This is net only an unusual and bizarre color pat-
tern, but the flower is well shaped with wide segments and gigantic
in size; 40 inches tall.
THREE SISTERS (DeForest, 1941) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A distinct and exciting combination of pale creamy yellow stand-
ards and red-toned falls. In sunny weather the standards are
almost white. A vigorous grower and rapid increaser, with abun-
dant well-branched stalks. In the originator's garden it averaged
36 to 40 inches.
TIFFANJA (DeForest, 1942) Each $3.50
A new and unique plicata, having good form and thick substance.
Smooth and clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy white,
definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around
the border with light brown. This is a big flower, 42 inches tall.
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown in color on page 23.
TIFFANY (H. Sass, 1938) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Soft but decidedly yellow in color, with abundant stitching of
bronzy pinkish violet. A gracefully frilled flower of full propor-
tions; very large, vigorous growing and reasonably tall. About
the best of the low-priced yellow plicatas and will give any of
them a run for their money. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1943. Shown
on page 1 9.
TISHOMINGO (Caldwell, 1942) Each $7.00
Large clear Wistaria-blue self. Widely spreading form, with large
domed standards, heavy stalks and three branches. There is a
certain frostiness in its appearance, brought on by a light flush
around the beard. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944.
TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $7.50
When this Iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so
different, so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all
interest in the many other splendid seedlings in the same garden.
Tobacco Road is a golden tobacco-brown self. Standards are up-
right and almost closed, with heavy midribs. The falls are broad,
very wide at the haft and held stiffly horizontal. Height 32 to
36 inches, very good branching. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946.
TOKEN (Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Standards old gold flushed rose; falls rosy brown-red, with very
little haft venation. Carries much of the salmony orange effect
of the old variety Mary Geddes, but with less venation. Does not
fade and is a husky grower, 38 inches tall, with blooms having
a 7-inch spread.
TREASURE ISLAND (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A truly gigantic flower of bright clear yellow, slightly lighter in
the center of the falls. Tall stems, a fast increaser and easy
grower. We have sold more rhizomes of Treasure Island than of
any Iris we have ever introduced. You will not be disappointed
in this splendid yellow. AM AIS, 1945.
WABASH (Williamson, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered
white — the most striking amoena of all. Very tall, branched
above the middle of the stalk with a profusion of large slightly
ruffled blossoms. The color plate on page 14 shows this popular
Iris in perfect detail. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938. Awarded the
Dykes Medal in 1940.
WASATCH (Thorup, 1935) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Huge plicata of stunning size, clean white with blue stitching in
the button-hole manner. Heavy stalks and very broad foliage,
medium in height, blooming among the first of the tall bearded
WEST POINT (Nicholls, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Standards bright indigo-blue, very broad and well held; falls in-
tense indigo-blue with a brownish cast at the haft. The beard is
wide and extra heavy, like the epaulets on a blue uniform. A mag-
nificent Iris, very late. HM AIS, 1940.
WHITE CITY (Murrell, 1939) Each $3.00
Dykes Medal Winner in England in 1940. An immense flower
of blue-white, with deeper blue flush at the heart. A stalwart
grower, the great flowers possessing a silken finish and ice cold
effect. AM AIS, 1945.
WHITE WEDGEWOOD (Grant, 1943) Each $9.00
A large porcelain-white with blue at the base of the white beard,
making the beard appear quite blue. Something new in whites,
along the line of And Thou and White City. Almost 4 feet in
height, quite early. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945.
WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, 1941)
Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00
A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, snow-
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excel-
lent and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is
surely one of our best whites. HM AIS, 1942.
WM. MOHR (Mohr, 1925) Each 35c; 3 for 90c
The entire bloom is a self of pale rosy lilac closely netted and
veined deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect.
A monster flower of medium height, with small foliage. Does bet-
ter if divided and transplanted at least every other year.
WORTHINGTON (Cook, 1943) Each $5.00
Harmonious bicolor of great size and pleasing rosy red effect, the
color particularly clear and bright. Of strong growth, three feet
in height. Brighter than the old but popular Ethel Peckham, with
cleaner haft and much larger blossoms.
Brilliant goblets of fiery red, orange, gold and lively bronze . . . soft pastel
shades in pink, rose, mauve, cream and violet . . . spotless white and midnight
black. All of these are here, many of them just now available following the lib-
eration of Holland. And, happily for you, prices are down. Plant them liberally
this fall and transform your garden into a paradise of color next spring.
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ALBERIO (Triumph) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Glistening cherry-red, deep and silky. Very early — ten days ahead of the Darwins but
lasts extra long. It has a fine edge of yellow, gradually becoming wider and finally
changing to almost white as the flower ages.
ANNIE SPEELMAN (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Oval-shaped creamy white flower of tremendous size, with white base and anthers. Strong
straight stems to 30 inches tall. One of the newer things from Holland.
CITY OF HAARLEM (Darwin) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
Deep and brilliant pure red, with white base. Of perfect shape; one of the tallest and
largest Tulips in our list. The perfect red Tulip for garden display or for cutting, with
brilliant sheen and dominating color.
GEORGES GRAPPE (Breeder) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Very fine novelty of soft mauve throughout, with a clear blue base. Gigantic in size,
very tall, and perfect either in the garden or for exhibition.
INDIAN CHIEF (Breeder) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Indian brown, flushed coppery brown. One of the very largest and tallest of all Tulips,
with big foliage and 30-inch stems. A genuine attention-getter in the garden and a
wonderful exhibition variety.
INGA HUME (Ideal) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
A new hybrid Tulip of spectacular coloring. The outside is red, heavily shot with dull
rosy red at the base with wide yellow border. Within it is ivory to pale yellow, shot with
rose. Two-foot stems.
LOTS OF THEM
LOHENGRIN (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Long oval-shaped flowers of brilliant carmine; an unusual shade of red in-
clining to pastel. Large pure white base with blue edging. The inside of this
lovely Tulip is worth looking into!
BELLE JAUNE (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Deep rich yellow, the darkest of this color in our entire list. Blossoms are egg
shaped, slightly lighter inside than out, with yellow anthers. Over 2 feet in
MOZART (Mendel ) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Pink tinted at first, passing to clear rose-pink with white-brushed base and
golden anthers. The Mendel Tulips bloom ten days to two weeks ahead of the
Darwins and Cottage types. Large flowers on 12-inch stems.
NIPHETOS (Darwin) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
Soft primrose-yellow with light base and anthers; inside deep yellow. A large
oblong flower on a straight stiff stem, said by some experts to be the most
perfect Tulip in existence.
RED EMPEROR (Fosteriana) 3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz.
Much the largest of all Tulips and altogether different from other varieties
It blooms even before the single earlies — with the Daffodils. As brilliant as an
Oriental Poppy and almost as large! If you want to create a bonfire effect in
your garden at Daffodil time, try a few bulbs of this new and scarce novelty.
Height 1 8 inches.
BARBARA PRATT (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Cherry-pink with lighter edge and blendings of amber; canary base and
yellow anthers. A most outstanding Tulip^with slightly reflexed petals and
a color that is both novel and beautiful. Large full flowers, almost three
feet in height!
BLUE DANUBE (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
A fine deep lavender with bluish and silvery sheen. Not blue, as there are
no true blue Tulips, but one of the very best in this class. Inside dark violet-
purple, base white. Tall and of large size.
CAMPFIRE (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
A big new fiery red Tulip that is offered as an improved Bartigon, recog-
nized as one of the best of all reds. Well named, it has lovely form and
brilliant intense red coloring.
DEMETER (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Deep plum-purple, rich and glossy, with inside white at the base. Another
new Tulip which is not often seen and which has become available since
the war. Very early for a Darwin.
GLORIA SW ANSON (Darwin) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
Enormous Raspberry-red, flushed with garnet. Reaching 32 inches in height,
it is a real stand-out in the garden and one of the most perfect of the new
GOLDEN HARVEST (Cottage) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Large, deep lemon-yellow flower of great substance; tall stiff stems. There
is a lovely shading of pale green through this flower which makes it one of
the rarest and loveliest of all.
LOUIS XIV (Breeder)
3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
Stately and handsome, globular flowers of gigantic size; color rich purple
heavily shaded and flushed bronze turning to gold at the margins. Verv
tall, to 32 inches.
MARGAUX (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Very rich rosy wine-red, a flower of tremendous size. Petals are shaded
slightly lighter tone at the edges and the base is deep blue. Tall and
MARSHALL HAIG (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
The most vivid scarlet imaginable! A huge bloom with incandescent
glow resulting from the bronze-orange undertone. If you like red Tulips
you will not be disappointed with this splendid novelty.
PRIDE OF ZWANENBERG (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
A superb rose-pink Tulip of great size and ideal shape, one of the very
best of the newer things and possibly the finest in all the world in this
color. 28 inches tall.
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT (Ideal)
3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz.
A new black Tulip which bids fair to create a sensation once it has
bloomed in American gardens. The color is more nearly black than
familiar varieties so listed in the past. A scarce item that will doubtless
sell out early.
VELVET KING (Breeder)
Deepest violet with white base,
3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
A royal flower on very tall stems, strong
BERANGER (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Golden apricot-russet, the inside shaded red. A beautiful
blend which combines well with almost any other shade,
particularly so with the yellows and bronzes. Fine big
blooms on tall stems.
CLARA BUTT (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
The most popular and best known of all pink Tulips.
A bright shade of soft salmon-pink, blooming quite late.
We always have Clara Butt still in flower when the Iris
begin to open.
CARDINAL MANNING (Breeder)
3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
An immense flower on 32-inch stems, rich rosy purple
flushed bronze and shading to orange at the edges.
A gorgeous color; blooms quite late.
DIDO (Cottage) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Very tall and large salmon-rose blend, shading out to
yellow at the margins. One of the favorite varieties with
our visitors because of its great size and fine carriage.
FLAMINGO (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Lovely shell-pink; a self, with pointed petals and large
oval flowers. A silvery sheen seems to cover the pink
blossoms and they hold their color to the last.
IBIS (Single Early) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
A very early clear pink which blooms with the Daffodils,
a full two weeks ahead of the Darwins and other so-
called May-flowering varieties. Stems 10 inches to 1 foot.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON (Ideal)
3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Pure white, including the anthers; a very tall, large, and
extra long lasting variety. Opens deep cream and is
beautiful in all stages. This and Mrs. Grullemans con-
stitute a pair of unsurpassable white Tulips.
KEIZERSKROON (Single Early) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
The brilliant red-ond-yellow Tulip which enjoyed such great popu-
larity before the war. This one also blooms with the Daffodils and is
widely used for porch boxes and tubs as well as in the border. Bright
crimson-scarlet broadly edged clear rich yellow. Height 12 to 14
MRS. HOAG (Cottage) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
A magnificent variety with immense globular flowers of clear pale
yellow. Black anthers agcinst the glossy yellow of the inside makes a
lovely combination. Lasts for an extremely long period, gradually
changing to pale cream.
EROS (Late Double) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
Clear old rose, very double, like a miniature Peony. This unique Tulip
is produced on quite tall stems — 22 inches — and flowers after the old
time doubles. You must try a few.
SCOTCH LASSIE (Ideal) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Purest deep lavender, darker inside and with dark blue base. By far
the finest Tulip in the blue-lavender group; a huge blossom that lasts
and lasts, and holds its color. Height 26 to 30 inches.
WM. PITT (Darwin)
3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Dark crimson-red, clean color of exceptional depth and glossy sheen.
Very effective against a dark green background in the garden and a
fine cut flower. Two-foot straight stems.
YELLOW GIANT (Darwin)
3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
An outstanding yellow Tulip that has everything — immense size, per-
fect globular form, rich deep color and stems that reach 32 inches.
Lasts extra long and holds its color to the end. The black anthers are
a noticeable feature.
TULIP COLLECTION "A"
Blue Danube. Blue-lilac.
Campiire. Brilliant red.
Clara Butt. Salmon-pink.
Dido. Flame-salmon orangs.
Flamingo. Light pink.
3 of each, 10 varieties,
10 of each, 10 varieties.
Mrs. Hoag. Pale yellow.
Scotch Lassie. Light purple.
Louis XIV. Bronze.
Wm. Pitt. Deep crimson.
Yellow Giant. Deep yellow.
30 bulbs $ 3.25
100 bulbs 10.00
DUKE OF WELLINGTON
ADVANCE (Ideal) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Rosy red, with a come-hither flush of deepest roseate orange and
over all a bluish sheen. A perfectly gigantic flower, graceful in
appearance, blooming ten days to two weeks ahead of the Darwins.
Tall stems and broad leaves. Sold out last year.
MARJORIE BOWEN (Cottage) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
A very large flower, opening light salmon and gradually changing
to salmon-rose with silvery rose edges. Slightly Lily-flowered, gold
at the base.
CAMELLIA (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Perfectly formed flowers of a distinct pure satiny rose-pink, with
large white inner base. Oval shaped flowers of excellent lasting
qualities; strong stiff stems.
MME. BUTTERFLY (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
An enchanting blend of mauve tones difficult to describe. Blooms
are egg shaped, large, and produced on 30-inch stems. Try it with
the pinks and pale yellows.
MRS. GRULLEMANS (Darwin) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Opening rich cream, this majestic Tulip gradually lightens to pure
white — unsurpassable in its purity and perfection of form. It is
amongst the largest in size; the blossoms deep and egg-shaped,
with cream-colored anthers. Always sells out early. Height 30
MRS. JOHN T. SCHEEPERS (Cottage)
3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
An extremely large but graceful Tulip in clear light yellow, de-
cidedly oval in form, borne on very tall stems. Foliage as well as
flower is vigorous and outstanding.
OSSI OSWALDA (Darwin) 3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz.
Cream white suffused cherry-rose at the outer edges; gradually turning rose as
the flower ages. Beautiful and different, it is suggested that you try it planted
with a background of evergreens. Height 28 inches.
ROSE COPELAND (Darwin) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Soft lilac-rose; a shade nearer pink than lavender. Combines well with either
the pinks, purples or blues and is likewise very effective planted alongside yel-
low. Large and well-formed flowers on 2-foot stems.
UNCLE TOM (Late Double) 3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
See inside front cover. A velvety blackish maroon, very double and entirely
distinct. 20 inches tall. Same style as Eros and in a class by itself.
TULIP COLLECTION "B"
City of Haarlem. Blood-red.
Demeter. Rich plum.
Belle Jaune. Intense yellow.
Golden Harvest. CanaTy-yellow.
Mrs. Grullemans. Cream-white.
Marjorie Bowen. Salmon-pink
Mme. Butterfly. Mauve blend.
Cardinal Manning. Wine.
Rose Copeland. Lilac.
3 of each, 10 varieties. 30 bulbs $ 3.50
10 of each. 10 varieties. 100 bulbs 11.00
All top size bulbs, labeled and postpaid.
NOVELTY TULIP COLLECTION
Annie Speelman. Huge cream.
Barbara Pratt. Cherry and amber.
Duke of Wellington. White.
Indian Chief. Bronze-red.
Inga Hume. Yellow blended rose.
Marshall Haig. Fire-red.
Pride of Zwanenberg. Old rose.
Mrs. John Scheepers. New deep yellow.
Queen of Night. The blackest Tulip.
3 of each. 10 varieties, 30 bulbs $ 4.00
10 of each, 10 varieties, 100 bulbs
BLUE PARROT (Parrot)
3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz.
Of unsurpassable beauty, bright violet-blue on outside, purple on the
interior. Heavily fringed, notched and waved, in the true parrot
fashion. Enormous in size and grows to two feet and over in height.
FANTASY (Parrot) 3 for 40c; $1.50 per Doz.
The best of all pink Parrot Tulips. A sport of the Darwin Clara Butt,
with enormous flowers carried on strong erect stems. Apple-green
markings on the outside make this one of the most unique Tulips.
3 for 45c; $1.75 per Doz.
Bright cerise-colored self. Not a Parrot Tulip, but we include it here
because it differs in form from those on preceding pages. The long
narrow petals flare outward at the tips, giving it the trumpet-like
form of a Lily. Brilliant cerise-red with white base. Height 24 to 26
SUNDEW (Parrot) 3 for 35c; $1.35 per Doz.
Vivid clear red with edges of petals fringed and notched. It is not
as crinkled as the usual Parrot-type Tulips, the laciniation being con-
fined to the outer edges only. Unique and very popular.
VIOLET QUEEN (Parrot)
3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz.
A light blue break in this novel section. Bluer than Gadelan, with
shadings and streaks of violet and purple; the entire flower curved,
twisted and notched. New and scarce; limited stock.
COLLECTION OF UNUSUAL TULIPS
Here is a group offer which will provide you with extra early sorts, Doubles, Parrots and
ly-flowered member of the Tulip family, as well as some striking ones in the conven-
nal type and pattern.
Alberio. Cherry-red Triumph, early,
tasy. Big pink Parrot, late.
. Very early clear pink, short,
terskroon. Early red and yellow.
Martha. Cerise-colored, Lily-flowered
Mozart. Rose brushed white; a Mendel.
Eros. Very double early rose-pink.
Sundew. Scarlet-red with notched edges.
Uncle Tom. Deep maroon, see page 2.
Ossi Oswalda. Cream-white, feathered red.
3 of each, 30 bulbs, 10 varieties $ 3.75
10 of each, 100 bulbs, 10 varieties 12.00
Top size, labeled and postpaid.
3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz.
An exquisite and very rare new Parrot Tulip
in solid golden yellow with slight greenish
markings. Heavily fringed and laciniated.
All of these Tulips possess a curious orchid-
3 for 60c; $2.00 per Doz.
A flaming carmine-red affair of giant size
and inspiring individuality. Nothing in the
Tulip world resembles it. Slightly lighter in-
side than out, with white base and black
anthers. The illustration shows you what to
expect. Stems over two feet in height.
These bulbous Iris are among the prettiest of all spring
flowers for cutting or for garden decoration. Being
Orchid-like in their beauty of form and color, they are
choice subjects for table arangements and corsages.
Plant them 5 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart in
rich light soil having good winter drainage. In colder
climates, provide a mulch. They flower from early May
This year, for the first time, we are able to offer five
new varieties imported from Holland a year ago. They
are rare and rather expensive, but they are something
ALASKA 3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz.
Deep uniform yellow; on extra large flower.
BLUE CHAMPION 3 for $1.00; $3.75 per Doz.
Magnificent uniform blue. The finest blue Dutch Iris.
HARMONY 3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz.
Standards lilac-blue, falls yellow; a striking flower.
KING MAUVE 3 for 75c; $2.75 per Doz.
Standards lilac-mauve, falls grey-mauve; a large flower.
PRINCESS IRENE 3 for $1.50; $5.50 per Doz.
Standards pure white, falls intensive orange.
BLUE HORIZON 75c per Doz.
Standards light vioiet-blue; falls soft sky-blue with narrow
orange band in center. A large and beautiful flower on 27-
inch stems. Gives a sky-blue mass effect in the garden.
BRONZE QUEEN $1.00 per Doz.
Standards blue-bronze, falls velvet-bronze with deep or-
CAJANUS 75c per Doz.
Bright golden yellow without a trace of any other color,
thin straight stems. Spot of gold in the garden which makes
an excellent cut flower. A Spanish Ins.
DAVID HARING $1.00 per Doz.
Old ivory standards; pure white falls. Petals are broad with
enamel-like finish. A creamier effect than White Excelsior.
IMPERATOR 75c per Doz.
Uniform rich dark blue, with orange blotch on the falls.
A large and tall variety and an excellent companion flower
to the lighter toned Blue Horizon.
WHITE EXCELSIOR $1.00 per Doz.
Gleaming pure white; falls very broad and with the finish
of white satin. There is a tiny yellow spot near the center
of each fall. Slightly lower growing than the others and
should be planted in front if grouped together.
DUTCH IRIS SPECIAL
12 each above 6 varieties. 72 bulbs, $4.00
25 each above 6 varieties, 150 bulbs, 7.00
WEDGEWOOD 75c per Doz.; 25 for $1.35
A very large hybrid Dutch Iris blooming much earlier than
the varieties listed above, with huge flowers of lovely azure-
blue and a golden spot in the center. Not hardy in New
England and the northern states, but excellent for forcing
in the small greenhouse. In less severe climates it is per-
fectly at home in the garden, where it makes a wonderful
showing blooming along with the Tulips, Azaleas and Lilacs.
Nothing else approaches its sky-blue color.
Because Holland produced almost all of the world's supply of
these early springtime favorites, the advent of the war made them
next to impossible to obtain. We are happy to be able to offer
a select list in a variety of shades and colors.
Plant them in early fall, about 6 inches deep and 8 or 1 inches
apart, preferably in groups of three or more of a kind for best
effect. They may be left in the ground for two or three years
before being lifted and divided after the foliage has died down.
SPECIAL HYACINTH OFFER!
24 Bulbs for $5.00
(A $6.00 Value)
Three bulbs each of the eight varieties listed on next page.
Separately labeled and postpaid.
When the first Crocus pops into
bloom you know that spring is
right at hand. These cheery little
flowers, with their bright colors
and golden anthers, should be
planted in the fall, about 2 to 3
inches deep and in groups, with
the bulbs just a few inches apart
for best effect. Leave them undis-
Pure white, with fiery red-orange center sta-
Solid bright golden yellow, fast increaser.
Very large bright purple, the stamens brilliant
60c per Doz.; $4.00 per 100
Queen oi Blues
Fine deep blue with golden center.
Sir Walter Scott
Novel combination of blue and white
stripes; gold center.
20 of Each, 100 in All. for $4.00
HYACINTHS for fragrance supreme!
BISMARCK 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Beautiful light blue, solid uniform color. Very
lovely well-filled trusses.
CITY OF HAARLEM 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Deepest of the yellows, dense spike, good form.
Cream-yellow, not golden.
GERTRUDE 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Large bells of deep rose-pink; vivid and very col-
JAN BOS 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
The finest deep red Hyacinth; large and early.
LADY DERBY 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Delicate fiesh-pink or light rose.
L'INNOCENCE 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Pure satiny white with tiny yellow eye. Large flor-
ets on a long spike.
KING OF BLUES 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Rich dark blue inclining to purple. Heavy and
well-filled spikes of glorious color.
PINK PEARL 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz.
Soft pink of a medium shade. Clear clean color,
bright and showy, large bells.
Like a golden sunrise, they usher in
the springtime and another glorious
Probably the most appreciated of all flowers by those who know them, and at the
same time the least known and appreciated by a vast majority of confirmed garden-
ers. Few, indeed, are the lovers of choice garden material who have cast their eyes up-
on such fine things as Roman Star, Royal Sovereign, Delaware or Golden Pedestal,
and even the relatively inexpensive sorts like Tunis, Carlton, Red Shadow and a score
of others are strangers to most people. Plan now to enjoy the thrill of flowering some
of these splendid creations in your garden next spring.
NO DAFFODILS SHIPPED AFTER OCTOBER 15TH!
They will succeed in any ordinary good garden soil; they are hardy beyond question.
Plant them in the fall only, 6 to 8 inches deep. In very severe climates a mulch of
coarse material applied after the ground freezes will prevent heaving and thawing.
COLOR PLATE COLLECTION
Golden Pedestal Roman Star
Mrs. John Bodger Mrs. R. O. Backhouse
1 of Each, $4.75; 3 of Each, SI 2.0 3
All double-nose bulbs, the kind that will give
two or more flowers each, the first season!
ACTAEA Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
Broad snow-white perianth of great substance and good form. Very
large red eye. Considered the largest and most beautiful Poeticus.
Shown on page 46.
Each 75c; $7.00 per Doz.
A really marvelous flower with perianth of purest white, overlapping
and opening nearly flat, nearly 4 inches across. Cup is pure chrome-
yellow shading to blood-orange at the deeply frilled edge. Shown on
Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
All white; a large, perfectly formed flower nearly 5 inches across.
The perianth is flat and the trumpet is long and flanged at the lip.
A splendid show flower of remarkable substance and an ideal garden
subject where it never fails to excite comment. Increases rapidly.
See page 47.
Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A lovely little Cyclamineus hybrid bearing graceful flowers with prim-
rose-yellow reflexing petals and a small globular bright orange cup,
shading to gold. Ideal for the rock garden and very seldom seen.
Height 8 inches. Shown on page 44.
BETSY PENN Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A giant Leedsi with snow-white perianth and cream or ivory cup.
Lovely form and perfect texture; the cup is shallow and fluted at the
edges, the whole flower very waxlike. A fine tall Daffodil of unusual
merit. This variety is also listed as E. H. Wilson.
Each 30c; $2.50 per Doz.
A gigantic and perfectly formed clear, bright yellow, without a trace
of orange. Words cannot convey an idea of how the excellent flower
differs from other yellow Daffodils, but when you have seen it you
will agree there is nothing comparable to it. The crown is huge and
rather short, crinkled at the rim. Magnificent in foliage as well as
CHEERFULNESS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
A cluster-flowered Daffodil often referred to as a "double Nar-
cissus." The tall erect stems produce a cluster of several small
blooms, with broad, rounded, creamy white perianth and full double
center of creamy white and yellow. Very sweet scented. Colored
illustration on page 47.
FORTUNE Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
No Daffodil collection is complete without Fortune. The wide
perianth is solid bright yellow; the crown is bold and heavy, bril-
liant coppery red-orange in color. Extremely early, coming into
bloom almost a week ahead of other varieties. A gorgeous flower
on 24-inch stiff stems. Illustrated on page 42.
CROESUS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
A great favorite for many years. Clear canary-yellow perianth;
rich orange crown slightly deeper at the rim. The segments are
extra wide and the short crown fairly blazes! Shown in color on
FRANCISCA DRAKE Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
An unusual flower of rare beauty. Perianth of silvery white,
tinted gold at the base; cup wide and deep, golden yellow at the
base changing to flame orange. The edge is densely frilled; sta-
mens bright yellow. Early, with tall stems far above the foliage.
See page 47.
DAISY SCHAEFFER Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A giant Leedsi of wonderful proportions, the color having an effect
of lemon ice. The large pure white perianth petals are overlapping,
the medium length crown is deep lemon near the edges and light-
ens to pale lemon — almost white — at the base. Very fine in every
way, 20 inches tall.
GERTIE MILLAR Each 50c; $4.50 per Doz.
A real giant of a flower, which, despite its size, is delicately beau-
tiful because of its soft ethereal coloring. Perianth is clear white;
the short but wide trumpet opens lemon-yellow and quickly
changes to ivory-buff, holding this color to the end. Colored
picture on page 46 is greatly reduced in size.
DAWSON CITY Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
This is a big deep yellow trumpet Daffodil, fine for either garden
planting or for exhibition. Broad flat perianth of smooth sub-
stance, well-formed flanged trumpet, of a self golden yellow.
DELAWARE Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Cup opens a golden quince color, changing to creamy lemon and
is deeply crinkled. Against the spotless white background this
provides a striking contrast. A very new and unusual Daffodil,
strong growing and free flowering.
DICK WELLBAND Each 40c; 3 for $1.00; $3.75 per Doz.
With a perianth of pure white and cup of brightest flame-orange
this is one of the finest in its class. One of the remarkable quali-
ties of this flower is that the color of the cup does not fade but
seems rather to intensify with age. Extra late and long lasting;
short but wide cup, tall stems and wide foliage.
GOLDEN PEDESTAL Each $1.75; 3 for $4.50
Solid bright gold, with a glistening sheen not usually seen on
Daffodils. So perfectly formed that it almost appears to be arti-
ficial! Of Incomparabilis type, with slightly shorter cup than most
yellow trumpets, this flower is a sure-fire winner at the shows and
a standout in the garden. Very tall stems. Shown on page 40.
GOLDEN PERFECTION Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz.
A Jonquil hybrid which produces two flowers to the stem, deep
bright gold in color, with widely expanded cup in exact harmony.
This has the same rare mica sheen as Golden Pedestal. The picture
on next page hardly does it justice.
GLORIOUS Each 35c; $2.75 per Doz.
A fiery little bunch-flowered Poetaz hybrid bearing great quan-
tities of fragrant flowers. Stems are tall and the bulbs increase
rapidly. Clear white perianth petals with red-orange eye and yel-
low heart. In color on page 45.
ESKIMO Each $2.25; 3 for $6.00
A huge white Daffodil of fine build and great substance. Peri-
anth is pure white, wide and overlapping with pointed tips; the
big trumpet is heavy and opens widely. This flower opens deli-
cate primrose and fades to ivory-white.
HADES Each $1.00; 3 for $2.75
A rather late Incomparabilis with bright red cup described as "cherry-
red." This is set against background petals of soft creamy white,
giving it a warm glow. The contrast of colors is startling. Tall wiry
stems and good sized flowers.
JOHN EVELYN Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
An outstanding favorite in the Daffodil world. Large pure white peri-
anth opens perfectly flat and is 4 to 5 inches across. The large flat
cup of lemon-yellow is densely frilled or shirred to the base, as well
illustrated on page 46. Unexcelled for either the garden or the show
LADY HILLINGDON Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz.
This graceful flower has the deep butter-yellow of the Jonquils, but
is larger in size; broad perianth petals, medium length trumpet.
Clean, self colored and very fragrant, with flowers in clusters of two
or three on tall stems.
MARY COPELAND Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
One of the famous varieties of the new semi-double type, less yellow
and more inclined to cream. Shorter petals are lemon interspersed
with brilliant orange. Late bloomer.
MOUNT ROYAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A wide spreading deep yellow trumpet Daffodil, with perianth having
three base petals extra wide; the three inner ones being narrower and
more curved. A stunning feature of this flower is the tremendously
large trumpet — see page 42. Very late; noble in appearance.
MRS. JOHN BODGER
Each $1.25; 3 for $3.25
This new white trumpet Daffodil is regarded by some as the very finest
of its type and color. When fully open it is as white as new snow, and
is lovely in all stages. A very late variety, it opens deep ivory to
canary, becoming lighter each day for about three days. Then it lasts
for a full week or more in spotless perfection. Shorter than Beer-
sheba; shown on page 41.
MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
This is the famous "pink trumpet" Daffodil. Fine informal perianth of
ivory-white, the inner petals slightly twirled. The trumpet is slim and long,
opening apricot-pink and turning true pink, deeper at the crinkled rim.
Delicately beautiful but of exceptional substance. Belongs in every collec-
tion. See page 41 .
PRESIDENT CARNOT Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Big white trumpet that opens lemon toned and rapidly changes to creamy
white. The large and deep trumpet is heavily flanged. This is the best of
the whites at a low price. Very early.
RED SHADOW Each 30c; $2.50 per Doz.
Extra late; one of the last of all, with much of the color found in Fortune
but the perianth is lighter yellow. It is a splendid big flower with large cup
of deep yellow margined red-orange. Increases fast and blooms very freely.
See page 46.
ROMAN STAR Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
One of the most sensational varieties we have seen and one that is rarely
offered. The smooth creamy perianth petals are so wide they almost com-
pletely overlap; the short crown is heavily fringed and is margined fiery red-
orange. Very prominent stamens. Shown on page 40.
ROXANE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Almost white, a solid deep cream or ivory-toned big trumpet Daffodil with
heavily crinkled brim. Very early but lasts until past midseason. This is a
flower of altogether different appearance as compared to either Beersheba
or Mrs. Bodger. All three would give you a splendid selection of whites.
ROYAL SOVEREIGN Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
As shown on page 42, this is probably the most graceful of all the double
Daffodils and consists of a charming combination of colors. The creamy
white petals are interspersed with a crinkled and frilled center of primrose-
yellow, shading paler as the flower develops. This unusual Daffodil appeals
to everyone's fancy.
SHERMAN Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Creamy white perianth that is broad and overlapping, with heavily frilled
cup of deep orange -ye I low. Anthers are conspicuously colored apricot. Buds
hang down but flowers stand up well, making a pretty contrast. Blooms very
SILVER CHIMES Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
One of the prettiest of the small-cupped Triandrus hybrids. Frequently pro-
duces heads of six or more waxy flowers per stem, with pure white perianth
and pale primrose globular cup. Delightfully fragrant.
SILVER STAR Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
Perfect broad petaled star-shaped perianth of pure cream-white, with fine
proportioned and wide mouthed trumpet of primrose, changing to cream-
white just a shade deeper than the background. Free flowering, with long
THALIA Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz.
An exquisite flower of unusually pleasant appearance; three to four pure
white flowers on one stem. Often described as the "Orchid Narcissus."
Thalia is sold to almost all flower lovers who see it in bloom here. Ideal in
every way, especially for corsages and bouquets.
TREVITHIAN Each 30c; $2.75 per Doz.
A Jonquil hybrid bearing two or more flowers per stem, soft lemon-yellow
in color. A good companion to such types as Thalia and Golden Perfection
but of an altogether different shade. Sweet scented.
TUNIS Each 35c; $3.50 per Doz.
Invariably admired and promptly bought by all who see it. The perianth is
cream, 4 to 5 inches across; the very widely flaring trumpet a peculiar shade
of apricot-buff, approaching salmon. This color is especially strong around
the fluted margin. When first opening, the impression is that of a white
and lemon bicolor, but it continues to grow in size and height while the
true color develops. Early and long lasting.
TWINK Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz.
By far the finest low priced double Daffodil. It is quite early, prolific,
and much superior to the old double types. Alternate petals of light yel-
low and brilliant burnt orange, a fluffy blossom which creates a splash
of color in the garden and an exciting effect as a cut flower in the home.
VERONICA Each $3.00
A very new and rare giant Leedsi classed as a "pink" Daffodil, but it is more
on the apricot side with pinkish flush. Perfectly rounded wide perianth of
pure white; the cup is deeply fluted and frilled, solid buffy apricot flushed
pink. Novel and very beautiful.
COLLECTION "A" — Modern Varieties
All topmost quality double-nose bulbs
in a fine array of colors and types.
1 of each, 12 bulbs. $ 3.00
3 of each, 36 bulbs, 8.00
10 of each, 120 bulbs, 22.00
Labeled and Postpaid
COLLECTION "B"— Selected Novelties
Beersheba Mt. Royal
Dick Wellband Royal Sovereign
Hades Silver Chimes
1 of each, 10 bulbs, $ 6.50
3 of each, 30 bulbs. 18.00